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.