shorebreak - 6:48 pm on Feb 8, 2008 (gmt 0)
I think if push came to shove, the DOJ would actually determine that Y! partnering with G *doesn't* make G a monopoly, primarily because Y! would still exist as a search engine and it would only be the paid search results that would be outsourced to G. Also, you have the fact that Baidu is now the #3 search engine worldwide and G's 3rd place status in Asia to consider. Lastly, there's the fact that search, for all its importance, is only 3-4% of worldwide advertising and 40-45% of online advertising.