Microsoft have recently announced a tie up with Yahoo to try to penetrate the Search engine market. On the BBC news website, Steve Balmer is quoted as saying “Through this agreement with Yahoo, we will create more innovation in search, better value for advertisers, and real consumer choice in a market currently dominated by a single company”. How I agree with Mr Balmer. I’d also like to see real consumer choice in a market currently dominated by a single company, I’m referring of course to the computer desktop operating system market that Microsoft holds a 90% stranglehold. They achieved this through unlawful monopolistic practices and were successfully prosecuted by several governments over the years.