Why buy one company or one chunk of technology at a time when you can own the entire infrastructure everything runs on? Phillipp Lenssen over at Google Blogoscoped has put together a fake press release dated about ten years ahead announcing Google’s acquisition of the Internet for $2,445.5 billion in cash.
In a conference call earlier today, Larry Page explained the strategy behind the acquisition. “We realized it’s not very cost-effective to buy the internet in smaller portions.” During the past two decades, Google had acquired YouTube for $1.65, DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, AOL for $12.5 billion, and last year, Microsoft for the record sum of $120 billion.
While this is a parody written directly after Google’s agreement to purchase DoubleClick for $3.1 bilion, one has to ask themselves how far off this truly is? Enjoy.