By Wyatt Earp | October 23, 2011
Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of Google. I think it’s grown into a monster, sucking the life from most of the internet. I still use it at times, because at times it is necessary, but I am afraid that no one sees its monopolistic nature. :
Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others to acquire Internet search company Yahoo, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.
Google Inc. has talked to at least two-private equity firms about potentially assisting them to finance a deal to buy Yahoo Inc.’s core business, according to the story, which cited a person familiar with the matter, and did not identify the source.
Any involvement by Google in a Yahoo acquisition would likely draw antitrust scrutiny from regulators, because of both companies’ shares in the Internet search business.
Gee, ya think? Of course Google is moving to corner the search engine market. Not that anyone is going to anything about it. The government is only worried about antitrust suits when the defendant is Apple or Microsoft.