---- Microsoft, Google, Yahoo to pay $31.5m in Online Gambling Case
potentialgeek - 7:20 am on Dec 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/webmaster/3531850.htm [webmasterworld.com] by engine - 9:32 am on Dec. 20, 2007 (utc 0) CHICAGO - Microsoft Corp. and the Internet search engines Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. agreed to pay $31.5 million to resolve claims they helped promote illegal gambling.
Google, the world's most-used search engine, is to pay $3 million.
"Google voluntarily discontinued running such ads, which were a very small part of our AdWords business, in April 2004," [Jon Murchinson] said by e-mail.