Comments on: Google and Microsoft tangle again — over Verizon http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/11/12/google-and-microsoft-tangle-again-over-verizon/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Damien Margo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/11/12/google-and-microsoft-tangle-again-over-verizon/#comment-353609 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 18:21:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=12848#comment-353609 This is terribly foolish. Microsoft could not search their way out of a porta-potty. I want Google on my phone and nothing else will do. I just enabled Verizon Mobileweb solely for the purpose of being able to do a Google search.

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By: Tom Stone http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/11/12/google-and-microsoft-tangle-again-over-verizon/#comment-353607 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 17:22:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=12848#comment-353607 Yet another deal where Microsoft is buying market share by forcing product use along with the deal. This does two things.

1. Verizon will get screwed by Microsoft. Microsoft always does it in these deals. Just wait and see Verizon. You will regret it.

2. True competition will be squashed by the Microsoft trust again. Palm, Blackberry, Google, and any newcomers will be pushed out over time as Microsoft tightens its grip. When will the US Government Anti-Trust people get some guts and fight this kind of stuff.

As for me, I was considering a move for my small business cell phone service to Verizon. I will wait now because and look at alternatives because I don’t need to use a company that makes these kind of deals.

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By: Tarek http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/11/12/google-and-microsoft-tangle-again-over-verizon/#comment-353603 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 16:44:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=12848#comment-353603 Microsoft is better off spending that half a billion and more to improve its search instead of spending on market share when they have nothing to offer.

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By: Sven http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/11/12/google-and-microsoft-tangle-again-over-verizon/#comment-353602 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 16:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=12848#comment-353602 I am just asking myself why Verizon is going for Microsoft – it should listen more to what its customers want – which search engine they prefer (which is pretty obvious looking at the figures)? Otherwise their customers might change to an other company that offers Google as a search provider on their mobile phones… A better offer from Microsoft does not automaitcally mean it is profitable for Verizon on the long term…

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