Microsoft "wins" in Google Facebook "battle"

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| Microsoft has got the ads and has to pay $240 million for the
| Facebook "share".
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...footsie-google

No surprise here. This was coming because the founders were close to the
monopoly abusers. There's a technical agreement as well.

Wait until the proprietary lockin stack is shoved onto Facebook. Silverlight
and all that anti-standards venom, within years. Maybe.


Related:

Report: Microsoft may buy Facebook stake

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| Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal said
| Microsoft is holding preliminary discussions that could culminate in a $300
| million to $500 million investment in Facebook, a Palo Alto social-networking
| site founded just 3 1/2 years ago. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070924/...osoft_facebook


Facebook subpoenaed over user safety

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| A spokeswoman for Facebook, based in Palo Alto, California, said the company
| was aware of the subpoena and is preparing a statement.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070924/...k_subpoenas_dc


Microsoft sued by Beijing student for privacy infringement

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| Lu argued that Microsoft had violated his legal rights by providing a formal
| contract which had to be accepted in order to proceed with the installation.
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_6718045.htm