Sunday, August 14, 2005

News Corp mulling Search buy

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp reportedly mulling acquisitions in search.

Can’t rule this guy out.

Remember SkyTV? B Sky B (or whatever it is called)? Fox and DirectTV?

However, this time, he will be going against competitors that are more innovative and nimble than the network honchos he has previously faced.

That said, this is good as it will make the other networks sit up, realize that the Internet now mainstream, and is here to stay.

It should also make the other networks start formulating coherent strategies to take advantage of the ‘Net; definitely not the crap they were all jumping into after the Time Warner & AOL fiasco and/or during the last bubble.

BTW, Blinkx is the rumored object of desire.