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“Do No Evil” Pays Off

Moreover, a technical analysis by AOL engineers two weeks ago raised questions about Microsoft’s advertising software… That’s from an article in today’s New York Times describing one reason Microsoft’s attempt to secure a deal with AOL at Google’s expense appears to have failed.

I’ll admit to being surprised: I thought Microsoft would pay whatever the asking price was for AOL’s cooperation.

In the end, however, it looks like Microsoft’s own technology limitations and jumbled mass of acronym-infested web strategies—plus a billion in cash—are what caused AOL to stick with Google.

The Evil Empire may just have reached its outer limits. Score one for the “Do No Evil” guys.

Jeff Matthews I Am Not Making This Up © 2005 Jeff Matthews

The content contained in this blog represents the opinions of Mr. Matthews. Mr. Matthews also acts as an advisor and clients advised by Mr. Matthews may hold either long or short positions in securities of various companies discussed in the blog based upon Mr. Matthews’ recommendations.

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