Fished In? Microsoft Lures Google To Antitrust Doom

    February 5, 2008
    WebProNews Staff

One publication opined Microsoft’s offer for Yahoo may be a way to draw Google’s business to the attention of antitrust authorities.

Does Steve Ballmer dream of a day when US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has Eric Schmidt and Google under her watchful eye instead of Microsoft?

Interesting idea, as posed by The Economist. Microsoft can push the whole Yahoo proposal as far as possible, to the point where the FTC and the EU initiate a closer look at search advertising and market forces.

“By responding on February 4th to Microsoft