Microsoft Tried to Buy Google?

By Deane Barker on October 31, 2003

MIcrosoft courting Google : Yikes.

“Microsoft Corp., seeking a foothold in the Internet search business, approached Google within the last two months to discuss a partnership or even a merger, according to a published report Friday. […]

The report, quoting company executives and others briefed on the discussions, said Google indicated it was more interested in pursuing an initial public offering.”

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  1. Yep, “more interested” as in “keep your hands off me, you bastard!” and going public so that they can’t do it.

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