data on total search queries, released by comScore, Caris & Co.
analyst Tim Boyd estimates that Yahoo made on average between 10 cents
and 11 cents per search in 2006, bringing in a total of $1.61 billion
for the first nine months of the year.
Google, meanwhile, makes
between 19 cents and 21 cents per search. As a result, it made an
estimated $4.99 billion during the same period.
Wow, is it just me or does that seem really high? According to my Google Search History, I'm averaging about 30 searches per day. That means Google is making about $6 a day from my surfing.
We get some great speakers at Stanford, but this event line-up I'm currently at is ridiculous! Check out the list of speakers below. Man, sometimes I really love this school... Starts in 30 minutes.
2006 TechNet Innovation Summit at Stanford University
America's top leaders in technology will discuss emerging industry trends as well as the public policies that will shape the future of our nation. Moderated by award-winning journalist Charlie Rose, this event will be taped for broadcast and will feature:
* Brian Halla, CEO, National Semiconductor * Reed Hastings, Founder and CEO, Netflix * Jerry Yang, Founder, Yahoo! * John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * Scott McNealy, Chairman, Sun Microsystems * Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft
In the paper, Danah, a Berkley PhD and Yahoo researcher, serves to answer the question "What went wrong with Friendster? Why is MySpace any different?" This is a great question and one which most coverage, in my opinion, too often ignored. Danah goes beyond the "slow servers" issue and gets to granular design and functionality differences which caused influential Freindster users to flock to MySpace. Probably my single favorite reading in the Social Networking space.