How things change at Google

How things change at Google

Summary: In an interview with PCWorld.com on January 30, 2002, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked if he wanted to be the next Yahoo.

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schmidt.jpgIn an interview with PCWorld.com on January 30, 2002, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked if he wanted to be the next Yahoo. His response: "What we do is search. Yahoo is a portal with a myriad of specialized services. What Google does is sufficiently limited. It's not really targeted at what Yahoo or AOL is trying to do. Our business strategy is not to compete, because we want them as customers." How things change.

Broadband blogger Om Malik reports (on Business 2.0) that Google may be building its own broadband network, and could potentially offer Wi-Fi access across America and use real-time data to deliver targeted ads. Today, Google is competing with Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft and now maybe the telecoms. Who's next? Ebay, Amazon, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Comcast, Apple?

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  • Actually...

    Google is already using real-time data to deliver targetted ads. Amazing how Google delivers an ad for doctors in the metropolitan area where I live when all I type in is 'doctors".
    Taz_z
  • a few years from now we will be saying the same

    In 02, Google didn't know what it would be doing today...too many variables at play. What Google is doing and saying now only probes into areas of wide opportunities...
    chris jablonski
  • Things change quickly.

    Things can change quickly. MSN is catching up very quickly with recent algorithm change. Three years far too long to predict.
    Wagadonga