Microsoft's top lawyer on Thursday warned that any deal between Yahoo and Google would hurt competition.
"Any definitive agreement between Yahoo and Google would consolidate over 90 percent of the search-advertising market in Google's hands. This would make the market far less competitive, in contrast to our own proposal to acquire Yahoo," Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith said in a statement.
The statement follows reports that Yahoo is considering a limited test of using Google to deliver some search advertising.
Smith said Microsoft will "assess closely all of our options."
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