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[News] [Rival] Microsoft AstroTurfing Harms Yahoo-Google Deal, Headhunter Icahn Makes Move

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft AstroTurfing Harms Yahoo-Google Deal, Headhunter Icahn Makes Move
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 00:00:17 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Yahoo feeling the Microsoft nudge

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| Yahoo shares edged up Tuesday as analysts and the company's own major 
| shareholder and director Carl Icahn said they longed for the Internet search 
| pioneer to entertain a search-only deal with Microsoft.  


Icahn Says Yahoo Should Do Search Deal With Microsoft

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| Billionaire investor and Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) board member Carl Icahn on Monday 
| reiterated his position that the Internet giant should consider striking a 
| search agreement with rival Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).  


Ichan, who already parked himself inside the board, is already agitating the
company again.

Obama should put this man in prison. Thugs in suits don't belong in society.
His commandeers at Microsoft should be sentenced to jail too.

Minorities and Corn Growers Rise Against Google-Yahoo.

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| A Microsoft funded PR firm is backing an odd collection of "community" groups 
| against cooperation between Google and Yahoo. If Justice is blind, they 
| should have a hard time blocking anything.  


Google-Yahoo! collects some strange enemies

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| The 16 groups wrote to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Barnett, warning 
| that such mega-mergers usually work to the detriment of consumers and 
| minority groups. It was Barnett who warned that European antitrust action 
| against Microsoft might chill innovation and discourage competition.   


Now they want to buy Yahoo although it's refuted.

"Usually Microsoft doesn't develop products, we buy products."

- --Arno Edelmann, Microsoft's European business security product manager


Corn Farmers Against Google?

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| Only if they're planting in AstroTurf
| [...]
| How do you know the organization, and the op-ed, weren't created by LawMedia
| Group at the behest of some well-funded clients? If they did their jobs
| right, you don't know.
| Some of them have left digital fingerprints here and there, though, says
| Declan McCullagh, in a blockbuster of a report exposing the intellectual
| whoredom offered for various important issues. Shortly after Microsoft hired
| LawMedia, for example, legislators, national agencies, and news outlets
| received pointed complaints from coalitions of farmers, rural voters, and
| geeky Latinos about how Google's advertising deal with Yahoo would wreck
| everything.
| [...]
| Don't call them a PR firm or a lobbying firm though, Law Media – which has a
| ton of lawyers working for them too—is a "public affairs firm" specializing
| in producing "remarkable coalitions" for anything one might need a coalition
| for.

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