Google Down Year to Year, Part Two

The meme is growing Internet search, which has so far served as a dependable source of growth for online advertising, could possibly see its first-ever sequential decline in the first quarter of next year, according to a Wall Street analyst. That in turn will be a likely drag on…

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Internet search, which has so far served as a dependable source of growth for online advertising, could possibly see its first-ever sequential decline in the first quarter of next year, according to a Wall Street analyst.

That in turn will be a likely drag on Google Inc.’s revenue, Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney said in a note to clients Monday.

Mahaney said that he’s sensing “nervousness” about the first quarter of next year, which could mark “the first negative sequential growth quarter ever for search.”
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Author: John Battelle

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8 thoughts on “Google Down Year to Year, Part Two”

  1. This is may be a temporary phase due to the global financial problem.I don’t you wanna think about what we are going to hear about the first quarter next year.

  2. A this rate, Google stock could drop to near IPO levels and then maybe MSFT can step in and buy them. Since MSFT would own the reviewer at the FTC, there should be no one to block such a deal and we could have yet another MSFT monopoly and the Gates foundation could take all of our money ship ship it over to Africa.

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