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July 24 2011


How MySpace Tom may have inadvertently triggered the Google/Facebook war

Washington Post :: It was Microsoft, that was just about to sign the MySpace search/ad deal 2006, and it was Vic Gundotra, now the man behind Google+, trying to get the deal done for the Redmond corporation. But everything went different: MySpace founder Tom Anderson ran into John Doerr and told hime that they were about to close with Microsoft and Google closed the deal. Within an hour, Google brass helicoptered out to a News Corp. shindig at Pebble Beach ... Just think about what would have been had Anderson not run into Doerr? - It may have been a place for Google and Facebook to be friends. In a relationship, even.

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