Google vs. Microsoft

In response to Microsoft's $44.6 B bid for Yahoo, Google through its senior vice president and its chief legal officer Mr. David Drummond said: "Could Microsoft now attempt to exert the same sort of inappropriate and illegal influence over the Internet that it did with the PC? While the Internet rewards competitive innovation, Microsoft has frequently sought to establish proprietary monopolies -- and then leverage its dominance into new, adjacent markets."

Microsoft has been known to face Antitrust charges in the Software industry. Albeit facing these issues, Microsoft continues to dominate the Software industry. Now another antitrust issue is being raised--the Internet. Will the Internet community allow this to happen?

While this union (in my opinion) can definitely put up a fight with regards to Internet advertising making prices more affordable, my question would then be, how about the open source community? What effects will this have on them?


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