Forbes: All Eyes on Google

My spin: FYI
News Clip: Just when high tech had nothing left to believe in, along came Google.
As a skeleton key for the Internet, Google in five years has grown from an academic exercise in search of better ways of finding stuff on the Web into a thriving, prodigious advertising business beloved by users, sought by a hundred thousand advertisers, coveted by Wall Street and envied–or reviled–by a swarm of rivals.
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