wheel - 6:13 pm on Jan 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
The local media here, in an attempt to stop from failing utterly, is doing something similiar. Every day when I read the paper I'm bombarded with multiple full page ads barking about their deals of the day. I'm frankly sick of it.
Worse, they're doing so by using self depreciating humor that comes across as infantile. "Even we know that's a good deal!111!".
I expect Google's results will be similiar. Lots of splash then a big flop. (though I'm not going too far off the end by suggesting a new Google product will fail, am I?).
In fact - perhaps the end of Google's dominance won't come from another search engine. Perhaps they will actually get hit by someone from the advertising end of things. That is where they make all their money.