ascensions - 2:07 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would agree, but the gap just doesn't look that wide. The statistics I've found show Google's ad revenue around 12.0 bil, and if you combine Facebook 5.0, Bing 1.7, and Yahoo 1.0- you get a number around 7.7 billion dollars.
Considering Bing has a huge room to grow (Only 15.3% of the market), if I was a financial strategist for these companies, you better believe I'd be joining forces.
Now I don't know if Facebook would want to do it "Lone Ranger" or not, but clearly cutting into Google's profits sees like a reasonable and prudent business strategy.
I mean lets be honest, the money is, where the people are.
If that wasn't true, Google wouldn't have ever done Google+. Perhaps they know the endgame already, and are desperately fearing Facebook's emergence as a search provider?