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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Google: Media Company (Pt. Two) 

What Is Google, Anyway?

Dan Mitchell weighs in on this burning question in the NY Times.

Grab: Sure, Google is a media company, except when it isn't. The other answer is: It doesn't really matter anyway.

Now that's settled.

Better Grab: Google delivers content to consumers, against which it sells advertising. That's the very definition of a media company. That Google sometimes also acts as a service (search, Google Groups, Froogle, etc.) does not change this at all.

I generally agree, except to note that there are media companies which don't sell advertising.


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