incrediBILL - 2:18 pm on Jul 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Now, they need to find and solve another major problem to get back to the same growth model.
Search made no money.
Advertising made money.
Google virtually owns the online advertising market.
Where would you suggest they find another growth model in advertising?
They're actually trying with Android and mobile advertising to make sure they don't lose a major piece of the pie but I don't foresee mobile advertising as big a growth model, not in the short term anyway.
I think it'll be more like Microsoft's path from here on, where a couple of raging successes are used as a foundation to build a bunch of smaller successes which when accumulated all add up to additional billions.