tedster - 5:42 am on Nov 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just finished reading this. It's a very well-done bit of research. I was considering how to begin a thread and then I found that you beat me to it ;)
I also recommend that people read the original source article by Edelman [benedelman.org], rather than just the Register's second-hand report. Also remember, as Google responded, that "Ben Edelman has been a paid consultant for Microsoft".