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Google On The Road To Looking Like Yahoo
First the Chrome ads popped onto Google’s homepage, and then, as expected, the Nexus One ad appeared shortly thereafter.
So much for the clean homepage that was such a part of Google’s identity.
My initial assumption is that the new clutter on the Google homepage shows just how formidable an opponent the search giant perceives Apple to be. With Chrome v. Safari and iPhone v. Nexus One, Google is willing to retreat from the sacrosanctity of its homepage in an effort to win market share. Never once in the dozens of battles with Microsoft, did Google ever feel compelled to jeopardize its homepage. Based on that fact alone, I’d chalk up round one for Apple in what is surely to become the largest corporate behemoth battle of the decade.