I Agree With Jason On This (or rather he agrees with me)
I read that Jason Calacanis thinks Google will have 90% market share in search within the next year. I don’t know if it’s going to be 90%, but I do think that Google’s share of the search market (at least the english speaking search market) will not stop climbing.
I said this on Feb 4th, in the wake of the Microsoft bid for Yahoo!:
Let me start this post by saying that I don’t think Microsoft will
achieve its goal of obtaining some sort of balance and scale in the
search market with an acquisition of Yahoo! If you look at the share
of search that Google has had over the past five years, it’s an ever
increasing line. I think that line will keep increasing, year after
year, until Google has all of the search market (at least here in the
US and the english speaking world). I don’t think there’s much that
Yahoo! and/or Microsoft can do about it.
Jason and I disagree about a lot of things, but on this one, I think he’s spot on.