microsoft trying to buy google

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It looks like microsoft wants to screw up another good service provider

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,4149,1369599,00.asp




    Report: Microsoft Pursues Google
    By Matt Hicks
    October 31, 2003


    Microsoft Corp. has sought a possible takeover or partnership with Web search leader Google Inc., according to a report published on Friday in the New York Times.

    The Times reported, based on interviews with company executives and others, that Microsoft approached Google within the last two months but that so far Google appears ready to pursue its initial public offering instead of any Microsoft deal.

    Meanwhile, Google has started weeding through investment bankers as it pursues an IPO, which could yield shares sometime in the first half of 2004, according to the report.

    Officials at Google and Microsoft decline to comment on the article.

    Microsoft's search ambitions have been growing. In June, the company began testing its own Web crawler called MSNBot, fueling speculation that is would be bringing its Web search in house and that it was pursuing Google :(

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  2. spydespiser

    spydespiser Registered Member

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    Hi Bigc

    Maybe we won't need as much security S/W on our systems no more :D

    By the time M$ have finished with it, it will be so full of holes hackers will just be able to break into the search engine and Hijack us from there LOL :D
     
  3. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    oh fluffle fluffle like that stinking MSN search thing built into internet explorer's address bar wasn't bad enough !!!

    I barf on it!
     
  4. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    Maybe Microsoft should change their name to something like:
    1. Microspy :mad:
    2. Microsh*t :eek:
    3. Microstupid ;)
    4. Microsucks :p

    Umm. I'm really having a hard time deciding. I wonder why? o_O :rolleyes:
     
  5. the Tester

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    M$ trying to buy Google? :mad:

    I hope that Google doesn't do that!!!

    hey Beetlejuice,
    Name #2 gets my vote. :D
     
  6. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    You all think that we should start a poll? :doubt:
     
  7. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Nah. That would be like software bashing. :rolleyes:

    On topic: I think MS waited too long to grab this one.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  8. beetlejuice

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    With the "bashing" we've been taking with the security holes that seem to be incorporated into everything they make, I think it would be entirely fair. :D
     
  9. Pretender

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    More patches?!?!?!?!?! :eek:
     
  10. spydespiser

    spydespiser Registered Member

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    Hi Pretender

    :D :D :D

    Bandages more like :D

    Oops:must refrain from s/w bashing :blink: :D
     
  11. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    But if you notice in the news clip google is trying to raise money so they can avoid a sale or partnership with microsoft. I hope they raise plenty of loot . :)
     
  12. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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    ;) It's not unusual that MS is trying to buy Google. They are doing well. I suspect they will get their financing well enough.

    As for MS security holes--why do people seem to think that those are accidental?? :D
     
  13. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    Not everyone thinks the're accidental! ;)
     
  14. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    :mad:if they buy google ill just stop useing google

    it bad enough micrsoft has like 5 programs or so calling home gathering info on me that i have to stop with a fire wall

    do i really want them collecting data on my search prefrences on google.

    lets face it microsoft have more bugs more security leaks then any other program also more spyware then any other operating system

    it seems to me any application microsoft builds now a days calls home fedding them info

    no thank you
     
  15. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Yeah I would like to get away from ms. But I have tried several distros of linux and to be absolutley honest I have a computer to surf and have fun and enjoy it . and I don't think linux is that much fun. Actually a lot of work. I guess I am in the same boat as you useing ms.And stopping it from calling home.
    I don't mean to upset any linux users, I guess I am just not ready to stay switched yet. ;)
     
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