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Microsoft Eyes Google Takeover
Posted 30 October 2003 - 11:14 PM
According to company executives and others briefed on the discussions, Microsoft - desperate to capture a slice of the popular and ad-generating search business - approached Google within the last two months to discuss the possibility of a takeover.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:10 AM
Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:38 AM
Microsoft is like the Six flags amusement parks: instead of building something fresh, they just buy up everything. If Google sold, then I guess that would be the end of the Google we've come to know and love and another would have to rise in their place.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 10:02 AM
Who knows, may be exactly the threat of being taken over by M$ was one of the reasons to consider IPO. It is one thing to buy a private company and another one to buy a publicly traded one...
Why is that not surprising. That's my biggest fear if they go public. Would stink.
I do believe M$ are learning from their experience with Netscape. At the time they did not get the web so now that they are getting the importance of search, they are paranoid. But I do not believe they would succeed in taking over Google, besides, an M$-owned Google would totally alienate the web searchers...
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