Strangely enough, Google didn't start out yearning to be the premier ad network on the globe. They certainly have other initiatives under way, from desktop-alternative software to a possible WiFi cloud and rumors of a PayPal-like Google Wallet. These delightful forces will help us discuss:
- How long can this ad rush last for Google?
- How long will it take Google to generate other significant revenue sources?
- Um... what might they be?
Two recent artlcles explore the issue:
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Non-live conversation about Ads and Google (distinct from the live IRC chat during the call, archived above):