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Microsoft screwing themselves while they try to screw Google
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| It turns out Microsoft has been busy holding weekly âScrew Googleâ meetings,
| trying to figure out how to throw roadblocks in front of Google as they
| continue to dominate the search arena. Itâs easy for me to say, but doesnât
| it make a lot more sense to spend millions of dollars making something thatâs
| actually better than Google rather than simply trying to make them look bad?
| Itâs time for Microsoft to stop wasting their money worrying about Google,
| and start breaking their own trails. Microsoft does have some diamonds in
| their rough though â one example is their development tools, frameworks and
| platforms. This includes WPF, Silverlight and Microsoft Surface â and in my
| opinion, Microsoft needs to invest more heavily in those technologies.
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
| Don't call them a PR firm or a lobbying firm though, Law Media â which has a
| ton of lawyers working for them tooâis a "public affairs firm" specializing
| in producing "remarkable coalitions" for anything one might need a coalition
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