11.16.09

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Microsoft Colludes Against Google

Posted in Google, Microsoft, Search at 10:40 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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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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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    November 17, 2009 at 6:26 am

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    No company, not even Google, can continue to employ Microsofters without them bringing the quality and mind set that Microsoft has been infamous for. As part of undermining Google, Microsoft has drop kicked one of its famous proselytizers, Dodge.

    Dodge is known as the kind of person who tirelessly defended Microsoft’s products in the face of nasty inconveniences like facts. See Ballmer’s CNET:
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13515_3-10399237-26.html

    The closing line of the CNET article ought to be re-worded: “he will likely be a great asset to Microsoft in dealing with Google’s developer community.”

    I wonder what Matt Assay will have to say about it in his next apologies for Microsoft? That some how we ought to look past the Microsoft executives’ behavior for the last 30 years and somehow we ought to look past the quality of the companies products for the last 30 years and give them a second chance for the 5.16×10^12 time?

    Camp X-Ray is getting cleared out, but will there be enough room there for Dodge, Gates, Allchin, Ballmer, Allen, and all their butt buddies ? Famous ones like De Icaza, Shields and Waugh are few, but there are less famous ones that cause no less harm to their countries by intentionally promoting defective technology.

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