Sunday, September 21, 2008

Digital Domain - Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Nothing to Fear - NYTimes.com

An interesting perspective from Randall Stross; also check out his new book, Planet Google 

GOOGLE controls about 70 percent of the search advertising market. Doesn’t that give it a monopolist’s ability to set prices as high as it wishes?

It does not. Google does not set the prices. Its advertisers do, bidding against one another for the amount they will pay when a user clicks on one of their ads. They do the same for ads on Yahoo and Microsoft search sites, too.

Digital Domain - Why the Google-Yahoo Ad Deal Is Nothing to Fear - NYTimes.com

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