Ads and Google

Yi-Tan Weekly Tech Call #
57
2005-10-31
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Monday
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This year, Google will sell more ads than any newspaper chain, magazine publisher or TV network. Next year it will probably grow ad sales 30 percent. What traditional ad business is growing at 30 percent?

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?
Our guest host for this exploration is Om Malik, who writes for Business 2.0, blogs up a frenzy and channels world music.

Two recent artlcles explore the issue:
 
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