Future Search Markets

by Admin

29 Jan
 None    Search Engines

by Rob Sullivan

It is ironic that Google launched TV search yesterday, because I was thinking about where search will go, and I think it will follow a similar pattern to television.

When I was growing up, we only had 2 channels until I was about 12 or 13. This was because, in my home town, we didn't have cable TV. But then, we got cable and we got 13 channels.

I was amazed. My TV universe was opened up to much more available programming, all because of a simple piece of cable.

Fast forward to the present and the advent of satellite TV where I have Direct-to-home satellite and have access to over 400 digital quality channels. Almost 25 times more channels than the 13 we had on cable, and over 150 times more than the 2 channels I grew up with.

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