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Its Official Now: America Online, Google Seal $1B Deal

   
1:38 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A very sad day in internet history ...

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9:50 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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something I have wanted to do for a long time

Pull the other one schmidt.... you had to do it otherwise your share price would have started to fall...

I hate Corporate b*******t

I agree - a very sad day - unless M$ know something we don't....

10:10 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I agree sad day, but you don't think MS is just going sit back and take this -
10:13 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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lil' nugget there
Google, which has built a network where more than 200,000 businesses and Web sites now bid for the right to have their ads distributed across the Internet.

So the total number of adwords customers is no more than 300k?

Given ,if it were more, they would have used that 300k figure .

10:31 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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OK, let me play the Devil's advocate: why is this bad?
11:21 am on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think it's great and greatly simplifies my life.

Now I can just ignore MSN search and PPC as being irrelevant.

8:42 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> So the total number of adwords customers is no more than 300k?

There are 400,000 GAW accts (end of 2005). It's expected to rise by about 100K per year for the next two years.

9:56 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So can we now hopefully expect some antitrust suits filed against the monopolist google in the near future? Very very sad day indeed. Looks like MSN is going to live Netscape's fate.
10:31 pm on Dec 21, 2005 (gmt 0)



So can we now hopefully expect some antitrust suits filed against the monopolist google in the near future?

Not likely, since Google isn't a monopoly and hasn't engaged in anticompetitive behavior.

(Contrary to popular belief, it isn't illegal to be more successful than your competitors.)