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Google, the highflying Silicon Valley Web search company, recently began holding meetings with bankers in preparation for its highly anticipated initial public offering as it was still engaged in meetings of another kind: exploring a partnership or even a merger with Microsoft.
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 options, including the possibility of a takeover...
Microsoft as a search competitor could change the market's assessment of Google's value. Moreover, if Microsoft attempts to integrate Web search features directly into its coming Longhorn operating system, it could restart the bitter feud that led to the government antitrust case that grew out of Netscape's failure.
Originally posted by MetalHead
Sorry to interupt the conversation... But someone said something about MS-DOS... I also know that MS-DOS originaly consisted of thousands of lines of UNIX code.
Just a random comment
Originally posted by eagle
Looks like the Microsoft Empire is about to rise!(...)