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Google’s misguided vision

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Google are idiotic for offering upwards of $5B for Groupon. Methinks Groupon will go the way of MySpace in not too distant a future.  Other players and more compelling offerings will take its place, just as Facebook & Twitter did for social networking.

Instead, Google should pay IBM a cool $1/2 B for the science and technology behind Watson.  Then spend another $500M adapting and scaling it for general use to augment their search technology and bringing it up-to-speed from the last decade!

Really I don’t care to get 100,000 search hits anymore.  I’m only interested in an answer or at most 4-5 compelling answers in most cases.

Written by Moos

March 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 am

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