Homer Simpson Heads For Wall Street
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I'm still waiting to hear if they'll make it without any oxygen, which of late seems to have mostly disappeared from the scene.
'Cuz they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.
While the market looks to new heights, and the Webosphere looks for the oxygen bottle, the search market has been looking for its own new percentage gains.
Yesterday, comScore released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis for search engines.
Google held its lead at 49.5 percent of the U.S. search market from May to June 2007, with Yahoo! coming in second at 25.1, and Microsoft making a 2.9 percent gain to 13.2 percent.
We did a whole lot of searching in June, some 8.0 billion searches in the U.S., up 6 percent month-to-month and 26 percent year-over-year.
Despite losing market share to Microsoft and others, Google and Yahoo both saw increases in query volume.
Not everyone is happy with the status quo, however.
TechConsumer's Marion Jensen posts that it's "location, location, location," bay-bay...that the next big Internets thing is to organize, tag, and link information to a specific location, at the location.
From the scene of the crime, as it were.
That may be the case, although I suspect there are certain locations under some certain circumstances that some certain politicians would rather not be tagged.
So keep the GPS at home for now, boys and girls, and let's focus on more pressing news at hand: The potential takeover over of Wall Street Journal parent company, Dow Jones, by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
The Journal, reporting on itself this A.M., indicated News Corp. had reached a tentative agreement for the purchase of Dow Jones & Co. at its original $5 billion offer price, and that the deal will be put to the full Dow Jones board this evening.
The Bancroft family must also still approve the deal, with the Journal saying that "it's too close to call."
BloggingStocks says Murdoch played his hand perfectly, with the 67% premium he initially offered to be sweet enough to ward away most other bidders.
Will it be sweet enough to keep the Journal's staff around after the turn?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Me, I'm just curious if the new new Journal will carry Dilbert, and maybe even start a new Homer Simpson trading blog.
Homer J. Simpson: entrepreneur, inventor, and industrialist, you say?
Click here for small business owner Ed Martin's analysis of Homer's business ventures and economic theory.
Meanwhile, as we ramp up for "The Simpsons" first and only full length feature film, don't forget Homer's wise words of advice, the three little sentences that will get you through life:
Number 1: Cover for me.
Number 2: Oh, good idea, Boss!
Number 3: It was like that when I got here!