Microsoft Points To Perils Of Google-Yahoo Deal

Law360 (July 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. sparred with Microsoft Corp. on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with one side arguing that the proposed Google-Yahoo online search advertising partnership will spur innovation, and the other countering that it will virtually eliminate one major competitor in this three-player market.

As Google and Yahoo pushed to convince lawmakers in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary's subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights that the deal will benefit consumers, advertisers and the online search industry overall, Microsoft urged the senators not...
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