Dan Lyons, once again talking out of his ass:
This is a crushing blow to Microsoft, which has spent millions of dollars on lobbyists and phony grassroots groups over the past several years hoping to land Google in hot water.
You would think from this that Google, meanwhile, hasn’t been spending money on lobbyists.
But hey – never let facts get in the way of a good story, Dan.
Update: I’d forgotten this great quote about Lyons from MG Siegler:
This is a pattern for Lyons. He wants to write something, so he does the minimal amount of work possible, then writes it. It leads to situations like this. Which leads to him apologizing for being wrong. Or just looking like an ass.
MG nailed Lyons far, far earlier than most of us.