Is Google Afraid of Microhoo (or Yahsoft)?

Microsoft + Yahoo! Here’s something that made me go Hmmm? Yesterday, David Drummond, the Chief Legal Officer of Google (GOOG), posted what appears to be their official reaction to Microsoft’s (MSFT) bid for Yahoo! (YHOO): “Yahoo! and the future of the Internet“.

The reaction from the blogosphere has largely been WTF?

Dave of even posted an amusing interpretation of Drummond’s piece, “Dr MicroHoo, or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb“.

Drummond’s response struck me as surprisingly tinged with fear, hypocrisy, and spite. That probably wasn’t his intention, but it’s not hard to take it that way. To be fair, he does raise up valid points. And ironically, those very points have been raised against Google too. So what was Drummond trying to say with this post? I dunno, maybe he really was trying to play tit-for-tat with Microsoft?

Author: Mike Lee

An idealistic realist, humanistic technologist & constant student.

4 thoughts on “Is Google Afraid of Microhoo (or Yahsoft)?”

  1. I think GOOG knew exactly what they were doing with this memo. There’s a reason for it, one that will play out in the days to come…

  2. Hahaha!! I wonder if lots of girls are going to sign up for the service and give out that number in bars, instead of their own number…

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