TheMadScientist - 7:00 pm on Jan 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
Some of us remember the pre-Google days when GoTo charged megabucks for clicks, Looksmart charged less for clicks but produced negligible conversions, Yahoo charged 295 US dollars to even consider listing a site with no refund if it decided against it.
I remember those search engines, but I can't figure out which one had about 90% market share, $20+ Billion in cash and a publicly stated goal of providing people with 'the one right answer' (which means they're aimed at your [meaning anyone who's reading's] traffic) ... Please, if you [meaning anyone who's reading] know, remind me which one it was that was anywhere near where Google is today.
Google's unlike anything we've seen come and go ... They're smart, they're committed, they have nearly unlimited cash to back them up and they're after your [meaning anyone who's reading's] traffic.
Don't make the mistake of underestimating them...
As far as another search engine coming along goes, who, besides M$ has deep enough pockets to even come close to the quality and accuracy they provide? Facebook, Apple, who else? There's only a handful of companies, at the most, and they're all Years behind where Google is now as far as development goes...
TMS Vents a bit of frustration at having to remember to 'qualify' the words 'you' and 'your' in a post.