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ABC News Tonight

By - January 20, 2006

ABC News will broadcast its news tonight from Google headquarters. This was planned well before the DOJ kerfluffle, though I imagine that news peg only helps. I find it intriguing that as a “news event” Google now ranks – alongside hurricanes, wars, and earthquakes – as worthy of having an entire newscast based on location.

ABC came to FM’s offices earlier this week to talk to me about the company. I have no idea if they will air anything, but FYI…set yer Tivos.

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  • Lee Wilkins

    John, you also made a special appearance on BBC2′s The Money Programme here in the UK….

  • TechBoard

    I guess that’s gonna be the final straw for poor old Gates and Balmer. They just can’t catch a break. Whatever they do/announce Google just keeps hogging the airwaves.

    Oh, them and Apple of course. Will ABC News head to Disney next? Ooops, I guess Jobs isn’t quite Chairman yet!

  • martin

    You looked and sounded good on World News Tonight. How does it feel to be THE ONE the network turned to?


  • Search Engines Web

    What is so ironic is that….

    Both AltaVista and Yahoo had giant head starts – and either one could have been in Google’s powerful shoes right now.

    oh…the fickle finger of fate…

  • Am I cynical?

    Maybe it’s just me, but I found ABC’s Google coverage yesterday to be pukingly condescending… towards the people who work there and the company as a whole. I literally wanted to slap the interviewer, whose cloying gee-whiz act was incredibly obnoxious and off-putting.

    What an embarrassment for ABC and for those Googlers who had the misfortune of being “interviewed.”

  • Joe Hunkins

    ABC coverage was pretty bad – I got the idea the reporter was out of touch with internet realities. But good to see a bit with you John! I think you’ve clearly carved out your place as top expert Google watcher.

  • xunleashed

    This is just another way google is getting their hands into every market that they can. And they are so successfull at it! What the market really needs is a little more competition from sites like google and others to help offset the mainstream media’s bias.