• http://www.ashertraining.com dangerlarson

    Yeah, but what are we supposed to write about if we don’t have any verifiable facts?

  • ciaran

    This is the real story but because it’s about “old media”, it hasn’t seemed to capture people’s attention.

    Maybe if someone wrote a blog with the headline “MySpace to buy Wall Street Journal” it would get the blogosphere buzzing…..

  • http://www.seo-pr.com Greg Jarboe

    Since September 2001, Google has acquired Deja’s Usenet archive, Outride, Inc., Pyra Labs, Neotonic Software, Applied Semantics, Kaltix, Ignite Logic, Picasa, Keyhole, Inc., Where2, ZipDash, 2Web Technologies, Urchin Software Corporation, Dodgeball, Reqwireless, Current Communications Group, Android, Skia, Akwan Information Technologies, dMarc Broadcasting, Measure Map, Upstartle, @Last Software, Orion, Neven Vision, JotSpot, YouTube, Adscape, Trendalyzer, Tonic Systems, Marratech video conferencing software, and the DoubleClick Ad Exchange. So, it shouldn’t be shocking that a financial analyst speculates that Google may be in the hunt for Dow Jones. If there is a pattern to the kinds of companies that it does acquire, it’s hard to detect. What turned that speculation into a story was Google’s “no comment” when asked about their interest in Down Jones. In contrast, GE’s Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt said GE isn’t interested in buying Dow Jones. So, Bloomberg was only reporting who said “no comment” and who said “no.”

  • http://www.geeks.com geekmike

    You can say Google is to online media, what the Yankee’s are to baseball!

  • http://www.seo-pr.com Greg Jarboe

    Danny was absolutely right! PC Pro reports (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/112632/google-eyes-more-big-money-takeovers.html) a Financial Times reporter asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt if he would acquire a news organisation like Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.

    Schmidt said no. “We made a decision to focus primarily on user-generated content, and not on businesses where we would own the content.”

    Schmidt reiterated Google’s oft-repeated stance that it sees itself as a technology tools maker, not a media content owner. He added that Google was better off partnering with companies that produce news and other content, rather than buying them.

    I’ve seen Danny “channel” Matt Cutts during his evening forum at Search Engine Strategies, but it seems that Danny can also channel Eric Schmidt. That is a very impressive talent.