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ms-google? probably not, but...

Back at the end of August I wrote, on google and the markets:

I was thinking today: how much more possible is it that Google will be acquired? .... No, not AOL--not enough cash, too many problems. But Microsoft? I admit, it's far fetched, highly unlikely, etcetera. But they could make "an offer they couldn't refuse". It's left as an excercise for the reader to figure out, in this hypothetical scenario, who would be Don Corleone, and who would be Luca Brasi.
Okay, now check out this article in today's New York Times:
Google, the highflying Silicon Valley Web search company, recently began holding meetings with bankers in preparation for its highly anticipated initial public offering as it was still engaged in meetings of another kind: exploring a partnership or even a merger with Microsoft.

So apparently Microsoft was thinking something similar, around that time. Sure, it's still farfetched. But never say never...


PS: And yesterday night I watched The Godfather... :)

PS2: The Economist has an interesting article this week: How good is Google?.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 31 2003 at 8:48 AM

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