Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It?

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It?

A European courts decision to uphold complaints about Microsofts anti-competitive behavior means customers could end up with more choice in a number of areas, such as servers and security, and opens the door for competitors such as Google. But Google ma

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Why the decision helps Google:

Why the decision helps Google:

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #1

Whats bad for my enemy is good for me.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #2

I enjoy good relationships with Microsofts rivals in the server market, and their success in the data center could lead to my success on the desktop.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #3

Microsofts leadership will be distracted, giving me an opportunity to take strategic bites out of its core markets.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #4

Enterprises have a new reason to consider alternatives to Microsoft Office.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #5

Microsoft may actually have to rethink its strategy, which is bent on establishing hegemony, or face the risk of further lawsuits.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #6

The decision lends more weight and authority to the argument that Microsoft is a monopoly that is bad for consumers.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Why the decision hurts Google:

Why the decision hurts Google:

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #1

More regulation of IT in general would hurt me too.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #2

European regulators will be emboldened by their victory and could decide to put me in their sights.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #3

If Microsoft got punished for its surround-and-conquer strategy, I may not be able to get away with it, either.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #4

I have played the underdog to Microsofts over-dog image. Now what?

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #5

With a precedent set in antitrust rule, stricter privacy regulations will be the next big focus for regulators, crimping my ability to collect that search log data I crave to target advertisers.

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Microsofts Loss Helps Google. Or Does It? - Reason #6

EU litigation against Microsoft represents a general campaign of resistance against U.S. hegemony in information technology.

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