Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yahoo! News - Google Tweets on Twitter Amid Acquisition Rumors by NewsFactor: Yahoo! Tech

Sign of the times…

John Battelle, author of The Search, called real-time, conversational search the most important and quickly growing form of Web search today. Then he called Twitter the YouTube of real-time search. If Google bought Twitter, it wouldn't be the first company it acquired from Twitter cofounders Evan Williams and Biz Stone. Google bought Blogger from the duo.

"YouTube was the single fastest-growing new form of search on the Web, and Google pretty much outflanked (and outspent) everyone to buy it. Not to get into video monetization, per se, but to harvest and control the most important emerging form of search," Battelle wrote in his blog. "In short, Google could not afford to NOT own YouTube." He's also betting Google really, really wants Twitter.

Yahoo! News - Google Tweets on Twitter Amid Acquisition Rumors by NewsFactor: Yahoo! Tech

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