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Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! Pay $31.5m for Promoting Illegal Gambling

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    Technology giants Microsoft, Google and Yahoo! have agree to pay $31.5 million to settle claims that they promoted illegal gambling. However, none of the companies contested or admitted that they were guilty of such an offence, which accused them of running adverts for illegal gambling websites between 1997 and June this year. The $31.5m breaks down into $21m from Microsoft, $3m from Google and $7.5m from Yahoo!. Some of the money from the three companies will be used towards funding for the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, public service advertising and adverts warning young people about illegal gambling. Google gave the following announcement:
    Source: PC World
  2. TheGuruStud

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    ROFL "and adverts warning young people about illegal gambling". Are these going to be like the commercial lies about marijuana?

    I can see it now. "Illegal gambling makes you act different. You will fail at school. You won't talk to your friends anymore. Your pets will dislike you. You won't have control of your life. You will be a total failure if you gamble illegally. Be smart, just don't gamble illegally"
  3. WhiteLotus

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    dont see why MS got so much more of that chunk than google.
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    may our oses are bloated with illegal gambling software..
  5. WhiteLotus

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    hmm ok
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    Why? Why not? It's the popular thing to do nowadays it seems, beating on that dead horse.
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    thats what i thought. its like jump on the sue MS bandwagon
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    Are all of you insane?! M$ hardly gets sued for crap in the US b/c they have the big bucks to pay everyone off. This is not Japan or Europe (where they take M$ court b/c they deserve it). They probably based the fines off of how many ads they showed or how much money they made. [​IMG]

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