Will Microsoft's Bid for Yahoo Raise Antitrust Issues? Google Thinks SoMon Feb 04, 2008 @ 10:28AM PST
Posted by Eriq Gardner
Drummond jabs at Microsoft's "legacy of serious legal and regulatory offenses" and wants policy-makers to know how the combination of the two companies would approach the email, IM, and web-based services market.
In retort, Microsoft GC Brad Smith says that Google is the real power center these days. “The combination of Microsoft and Yahoo will create a more competitive marketplace by establishing a compelling No. 2 competitor for Internet search and online advertising,” says. Smith. “The alternative scenarios only lead to less competition on the Internet.”