Microsoft to buy Google?

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  1. Pablo macrumors regular

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    Please God NO!!!

    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=2497128

     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: Microsoft to buy Google?

    Yeah I can see the evolution of this now...

    googling

    googlegating

    goingating

    goingtohell
     
  3. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    omg. that is like the end of the internet. every single thing u enter would be recorded and sold to a vendor. grr. or even if u search for porn, you would be sent over to the authorities :rolleyes:
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Google is Private. The only thing Microsloth can do is offer too much money to refuse. I doubt that's going to happen.
     
  5. saint macrumors regular

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    Re: Microsoft to buy Google?

    Yeah, just like they did to hotmail.

    msn Google. I'm picturing it now. Ugghhh.
     
  6. Independence macrumors regular

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    google is my browser homepage. just thought i'd point that out. i hope google doesn't get bought out.
     
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  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    um, microsoft, M$, um has more money than they need.

    Not that they would pay it, but if you were offered 1 Billion Dollars (stick pinky in corner of mouth) would you say 'No!' - or would you fold and laugh and then feel guilty for the rest of your life.....

    Not a good thing, bastards.....I'm still pissed at the Bungie buyout.

    D :mad:
     
  9. howard macrumors 68020

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    i think he might be saying that he doubts there going to refuse...for the right sum


    anyway yes this would suck...google it one of my most used sites...its THE BEST obviously for searching and i love its news function, it has become my homepage. i love it cause its not flashy, its a utility and only has the things you need. no crappy bells and whistles that you don't need
     
  10. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, guys...maybe I read the article wrong, but I think it says that Microsoft is developing technologies to better allow it to compete with Google. I didn't actually see anything about Microsoft buying Google outright. I don't think it was even eluded to, really. I could be misreading this, though. :)
     
  11. saint macrumors regular

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    I guess you're right, it doesn't actually say they are plannning to take over Google.

    But a Microsoft search engine, especially if it became big, would just disgust me.

    I don't see how Microsoft could be able to make a better product than Google, but they would probably still succeed in becoming the leader anyway. That's just the way M$ is.
     
  12. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    God forbid there be an area of technology that MS doesn't control.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    True, but if M$ makes software like google, it will suck. Period.
    M$ will make A google w/spyware, w/bloatware and security loop holes... anything else.
     
  14. medea macrumors 68030

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    yeah you know it doesnt say anything in the article about MS purchasing Google, try reading it again, it says they view Google as a competitor and MS thinks they can offer a superior service....

    and so what if MS has it's own search engine, there are tons out there right now and the ones that I don't like I just do not use, if you don't want to support a microsoft google clone then just don't use it, it's that simple. Microsoft has as much right as anyone else to do it.
     
  15. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    Medea is absolutely right here. So what if Microsoft creates their own search engine that supposedly offers a superior experience? They claim that XP provides the same superiority, yet we're all using OS X for a reason. God bless freedom of choice. :)

    P.S.-Hey Medea. Cat Power ROCKS! I just saw them, as a matter of fact.
     
  16. medea macrumors 68030

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    Indeed, Cat Power does rock, I saw her a year ago though I'd like to hear the new stuff in concert soon.
     
  17. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    MS has money to burn. I wouldn't be surprised if they bought out Google. After all, heads of companies are in it for the money. If MS offers enough money, they'll sell.

    I wonder if Google will be called Google. MSN Google as someone mentioned? Maybe MS Google? MicroGoogle? Microsoogle? Microogle? MSNoogle? Maybe they'll just get rid of Google all together and just call it MSN Search?

    I remember hearing Google runs on Linux. I wonder if MS will change that if they take over. I'm sure they will, they probably can't stand anything to do with Linux.
     
  18. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it, actually. They've yet to get hotmail running on Windows servers, so I would imagine that Google would be a bit of a challenge as well. That said, I'll again point out that nowhere in this article does the author ever make any mention of or even speculate on the theory that Microsoft will buy Google. Let's PLEASE stop talking in concrete terms about this one. :)
     
  19. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    If this is true, I'm gonna go and kidnap Bill Gates and pummel him, shave his head, and give him an atomic wedgie.
     
  20. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not so sure that this is true in Googles case. The people who run the company are the same pair of tech people who developed the initial google algorithm and set up the initial Google site. They have publically talked about going public but said (something to the effect of) that their own laziness was causing them not to do it at the moment. There are too many forms to fill in!
     
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    you have to take his glasses first .... you cant hit someone with glasses :D you might hurt you hand.
    Oh and while your at it - get some buddies and blow up MS - pc division. then fortify the MacBU.

    oh well. what will come, will come.
     

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