Google says Microsoft buying Yahoo might hurt Internet

“Google Inc , the world’s leading search engine, said on Monday it was concerned about the free flow of information on the Internet if Microsoft Corp were to succeed in acquiring Yahoo Inc,” Kirby Chien reports for Reuters

“‘We would be concerned by any kind of acquisition of Yahoo by Microsoft,’ Chief Executive Eric Schmidt told reporters,” Chien reports. “‘We would hope that anything they did would be consistent with the openness of the Internet, but I doubt it would be.'”

Chien reports, “Schmidt pointed to Microsoft’s past history and ‘the things that it has done that have been so difficult for everyone,’ but he did not elaborate. ‘We are concerned that there are things Microsoft could do that would be bad for the Internet.'”

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26 Comments

  1. “… might hurt internet…” ?!?

    That’s obviously a rhetorical question – right? Because really there is no question about the answer to that question – unless, as I say, it’s meant to be a rhetorical question. So, without question, it must be a rhetorical question.

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