[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Anti-Google Lobby is Apparently Failing

[News] [Rival] Microsoft's Anti-Google Lobby is Apparently Failing

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 17 Oct 2007 04:48:38


Google-Doubleclick deal likely to win OK - experts

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| Mark Kovner, an antitrust lawyer with Kirkland & Ellis, said the Federal
| Trade Commission was not inclined to block vertical mergers, which are
| usually the combination of two companies producing different goods or
| services for the same product.
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TV giants lock horns with Microsoft and Google over white space wireless play

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| A coalition of big-name tech companies - including Dell, HP, Intel, and
| Philips as well as Google and Microsoft - is urging the Federal
| Communications Commission (FCC) to allow the use of personal computing
| devices that transmit data over the country's television "white spaces" -
| portions of the TV spectrum that aren't used for broadcasting.
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Related:

Microsoft trying to derail Google/DoubleClick deal by lobbying congress

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| Microsoft has hired lobbying firm Patton Boggs LLC to do work on "competitive
| issues surrounding Google/DoubleClick [sic] merger."
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Tech Companies Paid Lobbyist $200,000

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| Over 60 companies and trade associations, including Microsoft Corp. and Apple
| Inc., have formed the Coalition for Patent Fairness, which paid Patton Boggs
| to lobby Congress in support of patent reform legislation, according to the
| form posted online Aug. 9 by the Senate's public records office.
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Politics and tech companies: follow the money

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Changing the Report, After the Vote

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Microsoft's 'Men in Black' kill Florida open standards legislation

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| It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into
| a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within
| 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were
| pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations
| (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from Senate bill 1974.
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Politicians in Microsoft's Pocket

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| Continuing on the theme of which politicians are receiving money from
| who. Here is a list of candidates who took money from MSFT.
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