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[News] Google Still Benefits from Yahoo/Microsoft Mess

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Google co-founder: Yahoo ad deal could work

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| Page was also explicit about why Google opposes any deal between Microsoft 
| and Yahoo, saying it would curb innovation in areas such as instant messaging 
| and create a near-monopoly in communications.  
| "If you put 90 percent of communications in one company, that's really a big 
| risk, especially one (Microsoft) that has a history of doing bad stuff," Page 
| told a forum held by the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank.  


To be fair, who's Google to talk about such a monopoly with video and search?

While Microsoft and Yahoo Fiddle, Google Burns

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| Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) don’t have much time to get their acts 
| together if they harbor any hope of preventing Google (GOOG) from completely 
| running away with the internet search business. The latest figures from 
| comScore shows Google’s share of core internet search rose 1.8 percent last 
| month to 61.6 percent. Yahoo’s share fell 0.9 percent to 20.4 percent while 
| Microsoft’s was down 0.3 percent to 9.1 percent.     


Microhoogle recap, May 23: Page gets political

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| Yahoo! on Thursday postponed its July 3 annual meeting to late July in the 
| face of an Icahn proxy fight to get Yahoo! back to the deal table with 
| Microsoft. This second delay will allow it to figure out alternatives to a 
| takeover.   



Yahoo-Microsoft Battle Bolsters Google

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| "We find this to be a very advantageous situation for Google," Cantor 
| Fitzgerald analyst Derek Brown said Thursday. "The longer this gets dragged 
| out, the better for Google."  


Google: Actively looking for ways to spoil Yahoo/Microsoft

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| Google has hired controversial investment banker Frank Quattrone, reports the 
| New York Times DealBook blog . Or, more specifically, Google has contracted 
| with Quattrone's firm the Qatalyst Group to provide consulting work. This, 
| sources say, is a sign that Google has been actively involved in Yahoo's 
| discussions with AOL about a potential merger between the two.    

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