explorador - 4:55 pm on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
I read the note yesterday and was surprised. The rank and traffic is not too far away considering competitors in the travel field, so I wondered just like some of you "why".
Heads up people, this is where Google starts to become the destination and not just the search engine.
It's already happening in Google Maps where reviews of local businesses are displayed without ever taking the end user to the review site, no revenue for them.
Everyone doing travel sites has just had their walking papers handed to them.
I totally agree. I have some sites in that field and I refuse to use GMaps... I realize I would be feeding info for others to use. This sounds terrible let me say it in another way: "I will be working for free for others, and they will be creating sites with my info".
I created some tools on my own (hard work, lots of time...) to get around without using Gmaps. I rather stay this way unless I have some fair benefit on feeding other sites. The thing is not being selfish, is keeping it fair, I don't work for free.
... still this surprises me as what kind of sites might be in the eye of investors nowadays