Recently, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz forecast trouble for Google because search accounts for "99.9% of their business". In a talk with Michael Arrington today, Google's President of Global Sales Operations Nikesh Arora levelled this response. Giddyup.
When Arrington brought up Bartz's comments, Arora was quick to respond:
If we are a one trick pony, we have a pretty good trick.
And it's true - Google dominates search because they're good at it - but at the same time it's not: clearly the company's looking at Android as a future source of revenue, and more ads are showing up on YouTube seemingly every day.
When someone asked, as a follow-up question, if Google's "second trick" could be its cloud services, Arora said he thought it could be a billion-dollar source of revenue within four years. I wonder what Bartz would have to say about that. [TechCrunch]