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Australia: If Google exits news field, Microsoft will enter

Christian Fernsby |
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shrugged off concerns over Google's possible exit, saying "Microsoft's pretty confident" when asked if another search engine could fill the void.

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mmunications Minister Paul Fletcher said it was a decision for Google, but was quick to note Microsoft has reached out to the federal government to show its willingness to expand in Australia.

"This is a potential commercial opportunity for other providers of search," Mr Fletcher told the ABC today.

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