Microsoft 1995: Search Isn't A Business!

Another early search history lesson from one of Excite's founders, Joe Kraus, about when Microsoft considered buying his company. "I remember Nathan Myhrvold nearly yelling that search was not a business; that users would find their favorite site, bookmark them and then never go to search again." And a shy penis syndrome encounter with Bill Gates in the bathroom, as well. More here: Potty Talk.

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Danny Sullivan was the founder and editor of Search Engine Watch from June 1997 until November 2006.

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