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5 thoughts on ““We would anticipate structuring a deal to address antitrust concerns.”

  1. David Webb says:

    I would guess Microsoft said that. It’s certainly their sort of comment. Failing that, Google (seeing their recent partnership trial with yahoo), and then Yahoo itself. 🙂

  2. Claudio Ibarra says:

    I wish I could guess, but I read that quote in a NYT article.

    Good ‘ol Eric Schmidt.

  3. Martin says:

    Who else but Larry Page? concerning a hostile yahoo take over.

    No, I’d say it was Steve Ballmer. But I’m guessing I’m wrong.

  4. JG says:

    I think I remember reading that somewhere. Google, correct?

    Ah yeah, Claudio has the link, above.

    What seems particularly specious to me about Schmidt’s arguments is that he compares Google’s ads on Yahoo’s pages to Toyota making engines for GM. Or Whirlpool making appliance for Sears.

    Let’s assume for a moment that we accept that Googalian logic. Then couldn’t Microsoft have equally argued, during its own anti-trust case, that it does not really have a monopoly? Because Microsoft doesn’t really directly sell that many copies of Windows. Instead, it puts the Windows “Toyota engine” into the Dell “GM car”. Or into the HP “car”. Or into the Compaq “car”. Et cetera.

    With this argument, Schmidt seems to be defending not only Google, but Microsoft as well!

    Go, Google, go!

  5. Tom Nocera says:

    Exxon Mobile said it. Rupert Murdoch must have said it more than once. Google, I hope, really means it.