11-06-2014 09:12 PM
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  1. dda_k's Avatar
    Anyway is it actually possible? :D
    11-03-2014 10:47 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    11-03-2014 10:52 AM
  4. AV2RY's Avatar
    Absolutely not possible I think
    11-03-2014 10:53 AM
  5. MikeSo's Avatar
    Lol.
    11-03-2014 10:55 AM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    If it happened, the EU would finally start looking at Google for antitrust!
    11-03-2014 10:56 AM
  7. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I wish it was possible, but sadly, Google is just as big a company as Microsoft now :( they should have bought them when Google was first starting up.
    11-03-2014 10:58 AM
  8. a5cent's Avatar
    If it happened, the EU would finally start looking at Google for antitrust!

    lol, please, not while I'm drinking!
    aximtreo and jmshub like this.
    11-03-2014 11:00 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I wish it was possible, but sadly, Google is just as big a company as Microsoft now :( they should have bought them when Google was first starting up.
    Wasn't MS involved with an antitrust suit at the time? I think if they would have bought them there would have been a bigger suit than what it was. Funnily enough, both Google and Apple are similar to MS these days so it's amusing how times have changed.

    I also read Google plans to change their old tag line of 'do no evil'.
    RJ Priest likes this.
    11-03-2014 11:02 AM
  10. onysi's Avatar
    Microsoft is already making money off Google's android.
    11-03-2014 11:45 AM
  11. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    No, the competition has been great for Microsoft. They are finally innovating again. Contrary to popular belief, they haven't had a bad OS since Vista, the surface and WP products are top notch. Windows 8.1 is suberb and 10 looks pretty good even in alpha. They online products (while sticking it to their VARs) are the best offerings in their markets for the enterprise. They are doing well.
    11-03-2014 12:38 PM
  12. dda_k's Avatar
    But if MSFT has the opportunity in future do you think MSFT will buy it and should they?
    11-03-2014 02:18 PM
  13. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    No, there'd be no point.
    11-03-2014 02:51 PM
  14. colinkiama's Avatar
    Then what?
    11-03-2014 05:17 PM
  15. jsooney's Avatar
    I think Google buying MS would be more likely.
    11-03-2014 05:34 PM
  16. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I think Google buying MS would be more likely.
    Keep dreaming!
    11-03-2014 05:48 PM
  17. jsooney's Avatar
    I'm not dreaming, and I wouldn't want that. Neither is likely, but Google is bigger and richer than MS at this point, so it is likelier, or less unlikely if you prefer.
    11-03-2014 05:52 PM
  18. marcos86's Avatar
    It can't happen. If you put together Ms and Google you have a monopoly in search engines, desktop and mobile os.
    US and EU antitrust would never allow this
    11-03-2014 06:00 PM
  19. onysi's Avatar
    It can't happen. If you put together Ms and Google you have a monopoly in search engines, desktop and mobile os.
    US and EU antitrust would never allow this
    yea, either have to dismantle and sell each division or spin off these brands: xbox, bing, android, search, etc. if the companies are sliced into pieces like pepperoni pizza with Hawaiian pizza, then each division can merge, or be bought as long as they have no connection with former parent company.
    11-03-2014 06:46 PM
  20. Oliverspin's Avatar
    I'm not dreaming, and I wouldn't want that. Neither is likely, but Google is bigger and richer than MS at this point, so it is likelier, or less unlikely if you prefer.
    Google isn't bigger.
    11-03-2014 06:51 PM
  21. SammyD97's Avatar
    I think Google buying MS would be more likely.
    ?
    11-03-2014 07:01 PM
  22. jsooney's Avatar
    Google isn't bigger.
    Yeah I guess not in terms of number of employees. They are closer financially than I thought, with MS being bigger in some ways.

    Still, Google seems better positioned at the moment, particularly if you look at Android v WP, Google v Bing, etc. Google are pretty dominant in other areas like Youtube, Earth and all the stuff they are doing with Google Glass, driverless cars and so on. They seem to have their fingers in a lot of pies. It might change though, and personally I don't like Google as a company at all and don't use any of their products other than the occasional Youtube video someone might send me.
    11-03-2014 07:12 PM
  23. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Yeah I guess not in terms of number of employees. They are closer financially than I thought, with MS being bigger in some ways.

    Still, Google seems better positioned at the moment, particularly if you look at Android v WP, Google v Bing, etc. Google are pretty dominant in other areas like Youtube, Earth and all the stuff they are doing with Google Glass, driverless cars and so on. They seem to have their fingers in a lot of pies. It might change though, and personally I don't like Google as a company at all and don't use any of their products other than the occasional Youtube video someone might send me.
    Don't forget it also comes down to equitable worth (how much money they have in hand and how much of their worth is in things that can be sold not just on things they own). Ms has a lot of their money coming In from enterprise. That's money that's not tied to devices but software and a dependable income.
    11-03-2014 09:51 PM
  24. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Also, no offense but google could not replace the coding ability of MS. They would have to be able to maintain ms's employees as well. Plus it wouldn't make sense. Google's whole monetary focus is using its services to get money from advertising (which is a completely retail customer focus) while ms makes money by selling its software to enterprise (the grand majority of their money). Besides the lack of trust of their motivations from enterprise it would turn google into a split personality of sorts. Really bad idea.
    a5cent and Funky Cricket like this.
    11-03-2014 09:55 PM
  25. Makm's Avatar
    Never happening.
    JamesPTao and LTTG like this.
    11-03-2014 10:41 PM
  26. spaulagain's Avatar
    Why in the hell would they? To duplicate all their services? MS already outclasses Google in everything except search and mobile phone OS.

    Not to mention that the big 3, Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all too big to buy each other.
    a5cent, JamesPTao and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-03-2014 11:18 PM
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