Google CEO claims Microsoft Yahoo deal bad for Internet – Surprised?

by admin March 17, 2008 at 8:04 pm

The proposed deal/buyout/takeover between Yahoo! and Microsoft has divided opinion amongst industry analysts, Yahoo! shareholders and anyone else with an interest in the proposal. One company definitely opposed to any tie up however is Google, as should rightly be expected.

We already knew Google wasn’t happy with the proposed deal between Yahoo! and Microsoft, which after stalling for a long while, seems to be back on the table. Indeed, last week saw so called informal merger talks happening between the two boards, with the latest reports suggesting a new deal is on the table.

Now, according to Reuters, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has publicly outlined his opposition to the tie up. His reason? He’d be worried about the free flow of information on the Internet if it were to happen.

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