Thursday, September 22, 2005

GoogleCom?

Just curious, you think eBay shareholders think that Skype acquisition is still a good idea after they read this? Between China blocking Skype and this announcement I wonder.

From NY Post Google feeling lucky.

Google's move to lease a huge space in Chelsea is part of the technology giant's plan to build its own fiber optic network and become a bigger player in the booming Internet telephone and wireless businesses.

Do you think Microsoft wishes they could get that one time $35B dividend back now?


The company is reportedly in talks to lease a whopping 270,000 square feet in the former Port Authority Commerce Building at 111 Eighth Ave. at W. 15th Street.

The massive building is one of New York's most important so-called telecom carrier hotels — home to thousands of Web servers and other critical technology infrastructure.

"They are building a network," said Hunter Newby, chief strategy officer with telecom specialist firm Telx. "None of us have ever seen any type of network buildup on this scale before"

The dichotomy between Google and Microsoft is astounding. Microsoft is trying to manage their internal affairs, and Google is trying to manage information retrieval for the world.

I am reminded of a scene in the movie Parenthood with Steve Martin. Rick Moranis's kid is solving square roots with detachable numbers, and Steve Martin's kid is eating the numbers.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!
That last paragraph will be AM
boardroom talk with "Mr.Softie"
I sure would like to record the
cacophony today!

Scott Shaffer said...

Cacophony (n).The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.

I am amazed at how Google is just opening up more billion dollar opportunities every week.

Do you think Microsoft wishes they could get that one time $35B dividend back now?