bigjohnt - 6:39 pm on Apr 25, 2002 (gmt 0) Regardless of who it is, if Overture does not continue with AOL, I fear for ODP.
My bet says Google. How they structure it to make money for both companies could be interesting. AOL absolutely must focus on income, Google can focus on exposure. The Adwords concept does not appear ready for prime time - nor does it appear to me that there is enough income at this point to share with AOL.
AOL would benefit from the addition of arguably the worlds most relevant search engine, but they would still need to continue to favor their commercial partners in the SERP's.
This is going to be interesting.
Regardless of who it is, if Overture does not continue with AOL, I fear for ODP.