Google on Search: Size Doesn't Matter That Much
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
You didn't think Google was going to take the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal lying down, did you?
The Mountain View, Calif.-based giant hasn't taken an official position on the proposed deal, but it is quietly disseminating a view to regulators, politicians, analysts and journalists: that the need for scale is not a valid case for approving Microsoft's search deal with Yahoo.
This, of course, is the core argument in favor of the deal: that Microsoft and Yahoo cannot compete effectively against Google in search on their own and that their deal would make the search market itself more competitive.
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