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Microsoft and Monopoly: This Time, Google/Yahoo Is the Culprit

\Alanis Morrissette made the word "ironic" famous in her song "Isn't It Ironic?" Well, Microsoft may be the black fly in Google and Yahoo's chardonnay as Redmond is trying to get the U.S. Congress to put the kibosh on the Google/Yahoo ad deal. According to Microsoft, the deal would create a monopoly in Web ads, as the duo would control some 90 percent of the market.

Here's the ironic(al) part. Microsoft has been trying to buy Yahoo and ultimately wants to corner that same market. And what kind of share does Microsoft have in desktop operating systems, productivity suites and browsers? Isn't that ironic, don't you think?

What do you think? Shoot your thoughts, ironic or not, to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 16, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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