Isn't technology fun? It is like that feeling when you buy a new computer and see it advertise for less than you paid a week later. Websites work the same way; look at them today versus even a few years ago. For example, as computer screens are getting wider, so are websites. Wireless anyone? Look what Apple did with the iPhone; it can render a graphic website on it, versus the tiny text versions webmasters had to build if they wanted to play in that market.
Now enter the hype of the week, Microsoft wants to eat Yahoo. Google runs to their rescue to offer help. But wait a minute! Have you forgotten that Google actually owns 5% of AOL? The rival to all things Yahooish? Watch Google closely in the coming months. A recent BusinessWeek article noted the combined Microsoft-Yahoo would have 665 million worldwide monthly visitors, leapfrogging over Google's 588 million. But add AOL's 238 million and Google's goes back on top.
Top is good as we all know, well, depends what you're doing I assume, but you get my point. Google will make a play for AOL because it has a world of content, resources for anything you can think of (except multifamily, we have that end wrapped up) and a lot of loyal users. We are actually fans of the "New AOL" website; it is crisp, clean and full of content. So, you heard it here first, Google will make a play for AOL.
Now where did I put my wizard cape……