Buy.com’s New Google Checkout Banners

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  1. You go, Google!

    2007: Year of search industry backlash on Google. Led by Danny Sullivan, the industry will go into further convulsions. It will not be limited to wondering how the hell they should and shouldn’t be paid, ethics and all… nor the realization that SEO is not an industry but a practice. Oh no… it will extend further : The (relative) weaklings in the search industry itself will realize they are being marginalized as companies like Google transform from cutsie little companies into blood-thirsty bullies. The words “anti trust” will again find their way into our conversations.

    “We have a relationship with Google” will move from lead marketing tactic and deal closer to DIRT!

  2. Google is an ad company, not a search company.

    There is already a little Google-lag going around the blogosphere, but it hasn’t trickled down past the fickle a listers. I don’t see the same sort of “backlash” as you allude to, especially in terms of Google’s search platform.

    As I’ve said here numerous times, search will continue to evolve (think Sidekiq or the wiki search thing Jimmy Wales is hopefully putting together), and that will take away market share in the search world from Google. But, Google is no where near a monopoly on search. Yahoo, MSN (not to mention international search portals) have large volumes of traffic.

    Google has positioned themselves nicely with offerings such as GMail, Calendar, Jotspot, Docs/Spreadsheet, etc. In other words, Google is well aware of the nature of the search market and are continually expanding our ideas of what an “internet company” means.

    Our previous large examples (MSN, AOL, eBay, Pets.com… oh wait…) were one trick ponies. Google is building something else all together, and I expect the GDrive to be the ultimate bringing together of that “something else.”

    Release GooBuntu, Google!

  3. How does Amazon factor in to the GDrive? 🙂

    Them ‘er some big brands. Clash of the Titans? Amazon has proven ability to provide serious Web-based tech and supply chain services to big retailers (including themselves). G? Not to mention the “not putting all one’s eggs in one G basket” factor.

    Should MSFT fear Google or Amazon?

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