If MS wants to have at them, it could easily be a surgical beheading of Google. One reason: advertising. MS has vast experience over G with direct advertising to consumers. Teaching surfers to search for products and services correctly would be a great series of campaigns across all broadcast mediums. The msn visitors to my sites increases everyday as it seems their weird "Butterfly" campaign may be working six months after it lauched. I don't doubt for a minute that Google could go the way of the VW flower-power van.