Breaking: Google to buy New Zealand

, posted: 21-Oct-2006 17:35

Amid Google's grandiose plots to further its ultimate plan of world domination, such as orbital mind control, low flying aircraft and WiMAX as seen on its whiteboard:

Google Whiteboard

there is the below rather disturbing item:

Buy New Zealand

You think they can't do it? Google's profits were up 92 per cent in the quarter to September, hitting US$733 million (approx NZ$1.1 billion) as advertisers dump print and TV for online. That alone would buy a small provincial town like, say, Wellington and leave Google with spare change.

The question is, what would Google do with New Zealand? Where's the revenue stream that'd justify the investment, which is likely to be at least twice that of the YouTube deal?


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