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Google Jr.?

As you can see from the above item, Microsoft continues to do much of its product planning by asking the question: "What would Google do?"

If Google didn't already own the world of online advertising, it might (if Microsoft wasn't doing it already) shell out $6 billion to buy aQuantive -- twice what Google is paying for DoubleClick.

The Microsoft-aQuantive deal could be nailed down next month.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 09, 2007


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