Microsoft proposed $44.6 billion to takeover Yahoo!
Today Google responds to the proposal (See the entire entry).
Could Microsoft now attempt to exert the same sort of inappropriate and illegal influence over the Internet that it did with the PC? While the Internet rewards competitive innovation, Microsoft has frequently sought to establish proprietary monopolies -- and then leverage its dominance into new, adjacent markets.We all agree that Microsoft was evil and used the illegal influence to make profit. But I think that now Microsoft is trying to buy Yahoo! due to Google. Google becomes too strong for them to compete and they need help from Yahoo! Therefore, I do not know whether it is fair for Google to complain about this proposal. Google itself is the source of high pressure for these two companies to work together.