Today is Friday the 13th. Big disaster on the Internet has happened and its going to affect you, your neighbors, possibly your next generation and me. Yahoo went insane and confirmed Google monopoly in internet search as well as Internet advertising.
Disaster it is!
I personally wanted Microsoft-Yahoo deal to happen because that’d put a check on Google. Neither Microsoft nor Yahoo alone could compete with Google. Only hope we had was Microsoft-Yahoo merger that would give a tough competition to Google. Today’s deal throws Yahoo out of the race & leaves us with no hopes for real competition in Internet search advertising.
Surely, its a great day for Google. I’m sure Google is dancing with joy. Now they can keep any amount of online advertising dollar in their pocket and distribute peanuts to publishers. Who’s going to stop them from doing that? Yahoo, you disappoint me.
A competition-less market is not good for anyone. With Yahoo backing out, the Internet Power goes into Google’s hands. I bet Google won’t follow “Don’t be evil” anymore. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Google needs a competition and I believe it will come from start-ups. Innovation will be the key, whoever masters it gets a chance to enjoy the benefits. Till then, try to save yourself from the big G.