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Sergey Brin told press gathered at the Googleplex yesterday that he finds Microsoft's Yahoo takeover attempt "unnerving." Because see, the Internet is meant to be wide open and not controlled by one powerful company, Brin told the AP.

When you start to have companies that control the operating system, control the browsers, they really tie up the top Web sites, and can be used to manipulate stuff in various ways. I think that's unnerving.

The quote reads like an email to Washington antitrust regulators. And it's meant to. But Sergey, you don't need to manipulate the press to give Microsoft as hard of a time it gave Google-DoubleClick in Washington. Just invite your FTC lackeys back to Aspen for another ski trip. (Photo by jdlasica)