Here's Why Google Could Disappear in Five Years: ProSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 19:35
Here's Why Google Could Disappear in Five Years: Pro
Published: Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
By: Cadie Thompson
Technology Editor, CNBC.com
Google may be on its way out as the dominant player in search, according to one analyst — and could even "disappear" in as little as five to eight years if the competitive pressures that ultimately claimed other search giants start to take root.
In the wake of a surprisingly weak earnings report, Eric Jackson, Ironfire capital founder and managing member, said Google Google [GOOG 681.79 -13.21 (-1.9%) ] could easily find itself fending off the woes that eventually took hold at embattled Yahoo! [YHOO 15.84 -0.16 (-1%) ].
"They could disappear in five to eight years and disappear in the sense that Yahoo used to be the king of search. Now, for all intents and purposes, Yahoo has disappeared," Jackson said Thursday on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street".
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