Microsoft to outbid Google for AOL's affections?

Microsoft to outbid Google for AOL's affections?

Summary: Worth reading: Dana Gardner predicts in his recently launched ZDNet blog Briefings Direct that Microsoft will win the AOL sweepstakes, leaving Google to look elsewhere for a big chunk of ad revenue. The stakes if Microsoft wins — no doubt by mere show of loot — are extremely high.

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Worth reading: Dana Gardner predicts in his recently launched ZDNet blog Briefings Direct that Microsoft will win the AOL sweepstakes, leaving Google to look elsewhere for a big chunk of ad revenue. 

The stakes if Microsoft wins — no doubt by mere show of loot — are extremely high. Microsoft becomes the search engine for AOL, replacing Google, but it means so much more. Microsoft's MSN plus AOL becomes the largest block on the Web Monopoly board, right next to Park Place and Boardwalk. I predict that Microsoft will win in this mega ménage-à-trois. Do not past go. Do pay MSAOL (pronounced mass-hole) for those gizzillions of AOL-audience generated Adword-type clicks. Yahoo! and Google have to settle with a hotel on St. James Ave. and a new house on Mediterranean, respectively. Ouch.

Dana also predicts that a search/ad engine deal between AOL and Microsoft would be "mere Window dressing" for more a extensive Microsoft/Time Warner relationship, and remarks that the old Hailstorm Web services concept will come in handy...

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  • Anti-Trust issue?

    Maybe it's because the Federal Government's original anti-trust suit had no real effect on MS, but it seems like MS just can't seem to stop trying to 'own everything.' An AOL-Microsoft combo is certainly a bad thing for consumers, not a good thing.

    http://softwarefreedom.blogspot.com/
    sigmaman1