rpking - 7:24 pm on Aug 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Wasn't the msn beta only ever open to US citizens? I'm based in the UK. Plus as you say, it makes little money so isn't comparable.
We feel the model is proven by the number of established competitors.
My point is not purely around our site, as I'm sure there are many sites that would be affected by google pulling the plug; just the threat of it happening may prevent some creative ideas never seeing the light of day.