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KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

The thing is, if anyone can make it happen...

... Google is that someone.



Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

Quite possibly true.



L337
Premium
join:2005-03-10
Chicago, IL

1 recommendation

reply to KrK

Honestly I rather work for Yahoo! and fight Google.


AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL
reply to KrK

It depends on how serious Google is about it, a lot of Google projects are started and never reach a "1.0" revision experience.



Jerm

join:2000-04-10
Richland, WA
kudos:2

I think the "bar" for 1.0 has been lowered with a lot of the crap written these days and Google gets there but just never past that... 2.0, 3.0 etc


Radioman991

join:2001-09-24
Dayton, OH
reply to L337

said by L337:

Honestly I rather work for Yahoo! and fight Google.
+1


Noah Vail
Son made my Avatar
Premium
join:2004-12-10
Lorton, VA
kudos:3
Reviews:
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reply to L337

said by L337:

Honestly I rather work for Yahoo! and fight Google.
I've had a lot more machines infected by ads served up by Yahoo! owned ad servers (ie: Overture) than by Google owned ad servers (none at all).

Now that I think about it, out of the last dozen or so malware infections I've cleaned up; about half incurred at the other end of a Yahoo! search click-through and none from Google link.

I know what I have to guard against.

NV
--
In my perfect religion, a giant hole appears and sucks up all the lousy people.
I call it the Crapture.

nitzan
Premium,VIP
join:2008-02-27
kudos:7
reply to AVonGauss

said by AVonGauss:

It depends on how serious Google is about it, a lot of Google projects are started and never reach a "1.0" revision experience.
A "lot" actually being more like "almost all". These days Google is like the stock-market millionaires of the late 90's - it wants all the new toys and it wants to be in everything. Once it figures out the new toy is not as hot as it thought before - it simply loses interest. What's another $30mil to throw away at another project? NEXT!!


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO

would you rather them focus in so narrowly that they spend all their time figuring out ways to squeeze more profit out of everything ad infinitum until they end up like our cable and phone companies?


nitzan
Premium,VIP
join:2008-02-27
kudos:7

They're going to end up like the cable and phone companies anyway - it's just a matter of time. The corporate crowd is slowly but surely taking over the big G machine.

Why do you think they want to be in everything? it's the corporate folks pushing because they want to find more ways to make money (which is pretty sad considering they really don't NEED any more).



sozialism

@pacbell.net

1 recommendation

reply to KrK

the company that is big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have



Lagz
Premium
join:2000-09-03
The Rock

1 edit
reply to Noah Vail

said by Noah Vail:

I've had a lot more machines infected by ads served up by Yahoo! owned ad servers (ie: Overture) than by Google owned ad servers (none at all).

People are still viewing ads? I thought those days were long behind use!!
--
To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.


Megladon1

@116.71.48.x
reply to L337

...And thats why your L337 and not 1337



SRFireside

join:2001-01-19
Houston, TX

1 recommendation

reply to Lagz

Somebody has to pay for all that free content on the Internet. Did you think they were just doing it for their own entertainment? I swear some of you people don't get it. You can get free television over the airwaves, free radio stations, web pages you can view and enjoy for free and you complain when the reason it's free is because advertisers are paying for the space and time to hock their wares. What do you want? Content you have to pay yourself enough to keep the enterprise running or content you don't have to pay for but will have to put up with some ads?


hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to dib22

Next we'll see a Google TV and a Google Fridge.



knightmb
Everybody Lies

join:2003-12-01
Franklin, TN
reply to SRFireside

said by SRFireside:

Somebody has to pay for all that free content on the Internet. Did you think they were just doing it for their own entertainment? I swear some of you people don't get it. You can get free television over the airwaves, free radio stations, web pages you can view and enjoy for free and you complain when the reason it's free is because advertisers are paying for the space and time to hock their wares. What do you want? Content you have to pay yourself enough to keep the enterprise running or content you don't have to pay for but will have to put up with some ads?
And somebody did for years before advertisements hit the web. The problem is that everyone uses advertisements as an excuse for anything on the web. There are other business models to keep a website up and running besides virus infected Viagra ads; flashing, rolling, jump in your face ads.

The Internet got along just fine years before ads were the next big thing. Ads are of themself a snake oil that fools everyone into thinking a website will make millions from advertising or can only be supported by ads. It's a self-serving yet self-defeating process.
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Jason Levine
Premium
join:2001-07-13
USA

Not every ad is virus infected or annoying. IMO, Google Ads does it right, simple text ads related to the content of the page (at least as closely as they can match it).
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-Jason Levine
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tiger72
SexaT duorP
Premium
join:2001-03-28
Saint Louis, MO
kudos:1
reply to AVonGauss

GMail was in "beta" for how many years? Functionally, the entire duration gmail was in beta it was rock-solid stable.

I'll take 1000 google betas as long as they keep innovating for free.



SLD
Premium
join:2002-04-17
San Francisco, CA

1 edit
reply to knightmb

Yeah, who says you have a *right* to exploit a service for profit. Oh yeah, the conservatives say so.



fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

1 recommendation

reply to L337

said by L337:

Honestly I rather work for Yahoo! and fight Google.
Yahoo! is more annoying. Their toolbar is a POS and they let all sorts of crapware vendors bundle it in.


calvoiper

join:2003-03-31
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
reply to SLD

said by SLD:

Yeah, who says you have a *right* to exploit a service for profit. Oh yeah, the conservatives say so.


No "right" to extract a profit from the service I provide? Fine. I provide no service. What improvement is that?
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VoIP--the death knell of remaining voice monopolies!


Yawn

@blueyonder.co.uk
reply to KrK

Thats a bit tiresome and naive, how about M$?
They have more spare cash each year than google GROSS in a year.
Why do you all STILL think Gogle is a wonder-horse?