Google knows the score. Microsoft
Maxthon's growing influence in China is another reason why the potential deal would be attractive to Google, which continues to trail Baidu.com
Of course, having a hand in the browser doesn't dictate complete user control. Most Internet Explorer users still turn to Google -- over Microsoft's MSN or Live.com engines -- for their searching needs. Still, it's good to see Google continue to grow its reach. Companies can't rely on organic growth in a world where nimble upstarts are nibbling away at market share.
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