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Google’s Sergey Brin Says “I did not try to buy Twitter”



I know that this video of Google co-founder Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 Summit is widely circulating the interwebz, but not everyone is taking the time to watch it and highlight the interesting sound bites.

Here are some of the choicest quotes from Brin:

"I did not try to buy Twitter"

Admitted that AdWords was "a very lucrative revenue stream" although that wasn’t always the case.

"The internet is disproportionately efficient" as an advertising platform, compared to traditional advertising platforms.

Avoided answering a question about whether Google would build Android hardware.

"Bing has reminded us that search is a very competitive market."

"It’s a shame that Yahoo plans to abdicate" from search.

Doesn’t agree that Google is "stealing" from traditional news outlets such as the Associated Press.

The delays in shipping Chrome for Mac is "one of the disappointments for the Chrome project for me."

"I’ve been surprised at the level of controversy" and "amount of resistance" over Google Book Search.

  • http://inchoo.net Toni Anicic

    I’ve seen the video at TechCrunch. Really interesting unexpected interview. I love Sergey’s shoes in this video :)
    .-= Toni Anicic´s last blog ..MATHO – iPhone game from Surgeworks workshop =-.

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      Can you even call those shoes? Only in California, I guess. ;-)

  • http://www.goodies4free.net iPhone 3GS Fan

    I was interested to hear him say that he was unhappy that Yahoo were pulling out of the search race.
    Also being a user of Google Adwords I can see that this must be very lucrative when just a few clicks can be worth $20.

    Great post and I will watch the video in full when I return home from work.

  • http://blog.livemercial.com/ finn @ livemercial

    I can understand why Google was sad Yahoo! left. It gets Google that much closer to monopoly laws.

    I’d be afraid of the foot fungus building up in those shoes.
    .-= finn @ livemercial´s last blog ..Livemercial To Showcase LiveJet Luxury Executive Aircraft at 2009 NBAA Convention in Orlando =-.

  • http://sency.com Sency

    that was a solid video – thanks for sharing it…

  • http://www.eltalearning.com Jignesh Gohel

    Nice interview, i had seen it earlier. I must say that the way Google is producing new product, there will be tough market for the other competitor to beat them.
    .-= Jignesh Gohel´s last blog ..Microsoft Windows 7 Available at Lower Rate in India =-.