Google Chief Legal Officer Sounds a Little Downbeat on Microsoft-Yahoo Takeover

David Drummond:

And between them, the two companies operate the two most heavily trafficked portals on the Internet. Could a combination of the two take advantage of a PC software monopoly to unfairly limit the ability of consumers to freely access competitors’ email, IM, and web-based services?

So, either Google really sees this as a troubling development, or, they think it’d be a disaster for Microsoft, and are taking a “Oh no, please don’t buy Yahoo!” stance just to encourage Microsoft to go through with it.

Monday, 4 February 2008