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Microsoft Colludes Against Google

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Summary: Microsoft goes for a sort of mutually-assured destruction as a weapon against Google -- a tactic which by no means helps anyone but itself (surfers, Google, and authors to suffer from Microsoft bribes for publishers)

MICROSOFT has tried pulling many rabbits out of many hats, including many dirty tricks taken from the gruesome books. Earlier today we wrote about a new proposition for Microsoft to bribe publications so that they block/demote Google, having previously plotted to "screw" Google and run whisper campaigns against the search giant.



It seems to be confirmed now that Microsoft is conspiring with publishers to exclude Google.

As Microsoft shed its beta tag for the launch of the UK version of Bing today, TechCrunch Europe has learnt that it held a secret meeting with a group of big European publishers, mainly newspapers.

The meeting came literally days after Rupoert Murdoch said he was considering withdrawing his vast newspaper empire from Google’s index, despite the possibility of losing a lot of traffic.

What was discussed provides a glimpse of what newspaper publishers may do next, and how Bing will collude in this new war on Google.


A few years ago Microsoft urged publishers to sue Google and this line of attacks carries on. Microsoft sends out the message that if Google 'dares' to compete, then Microsoft will send out some hounds to attack it.

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