It’s not easy being the oxygen of the Internet economy. Google is starting to take blows from every side. Check out the first five headlines from IWantMedia this morning.
First, the Post (which I don’t trust much as a rule, given its broad use of unnamed sources) follows last week’s speculation around a Twitter acquisition with the headline that Google is talking to Twitter as a “defensive move.”
Third, Google’s YouTube division is widely reported to be losing nearly half a billion dollars.
Fourth, Google looks to have to fight, yet again, the trademarked AdWords lawsuit.
And Fifth, Google is now looking less like a sacred cow, and more like a milk cow, to media moguls with impaired cash flow.
Happy Monday, Google!