Microsoft and Yahoo – Google, an Onsite Opinion

June 16, 2008

Onsite computer loves competition in a free, capitalistic society – especially when the stakes are big and the competitors, Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo, are titans with deep pockets.  The competitive position of Microsoft in the search engine war continues to decay as the ink dries on the YahooGoogle partnership.  If you were Microsoft, what would you do to stop a merger that weakens your competitive position?

The industry is of little importance.  Any student of business strategy would agree – whenever the number three firm is faced with a potential merger of the number one and number two firms in a highly competitive and profitable environment, the number three firm must attempt to derail the merger.  An interesting strategy is for the number three firm to erect barriers to a successful merger between the top two firms.  Forensic economist J. Stuart Wood, Ph.D., an expert economist from Loyola University, contends the overwhelming strategy is to erect a barrier employing regulatory bodies to prevent the merger with claims of an anti-competitive nature.

Although Microsoft hasn’t officially commented on its position regarding YahooGoogle,  it will be interesting to note if claims of an anti-competitive nature will soon surface.  Stay tuned as the drama unfolds.  Let the games begin.

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This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

 

 

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