aleksl - 5:31 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
That's why it's not the brightest who run the ship, but ADD-ridden arrogant MBAs and "investors". This is a clear case of lack of vision and a corporate ADD.
No clearly smart, new ideas, just reroute the corporate billions into yet another niche.
I am thinking they need to still pretend to help the world, hopefully there's enough dough they can spare towards electric cars and sustainable energy. But something in me says that's also a "buzz" driven by for-profit money hungry marketing types.
Essentially, what they want is to be a shopping portal, and essentially drive everyone's commercial traffic i.e. take a cut of any commercial type of transaction. They are now redirecting Products searches into Google Offers (bye-bye Groupon)....The motto - "organize and sell the world's shopping information and make it universally accessible through our paid offers".