Monday, August 23, 2004
Will Google Go For IM?
Well Slashdot seems to think Google's next target should be instant messaging, going after AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Personally, I think they just don't get it. Google is about finding online delivery systems for its highly lucrative advertising. Regardless of how well Google has monetized search and now email, there is absolutely no way to monetize IM. At least, there is no better way, and Google isn't about to be "just another player". If they can't innovate, they don't get involved. I'd expect to see a legal MP3 search engine and Google search for the PC first.