GoTo has just announced their first profitable quarter and a name change October 8, 2001 1:25 PM   Subscribe

didn't want to get beaten senseless for two same-day front page pasts at MeFi so it goes here. GoTo has just announced their first profitable quarter and a name change. after this recent thread disucssing the merits of Altavista, i thought i would stir the pot a bit. GoTo profitable? i always thought you couldn't polish a turd. not only have they managed to polish their turd, they are selling it.....?
posted by donkeysuck to MetaFilter-Related at 1:25 PM (7 comments total)

I think you're defeating the purpose of not posting something twice. If it's a good link people don't care if the person posted every link that day. I'd take this discussion to metatalk... but well...
posted by geoff. at 1:58 PM on October 8, 2001

Why not just post this in that thread? People who care about the portal industry are already reading that.
posted by sudama at 2:16 PM on October 8, 2001

Why not post this within the AltaVista thread if it's related?

I mean, if you want to stir a pot, shouldn't you actually put the spoon into the pot?
posted by iceberg273 at 2:17 PM on October 8, 2001

that thread was so old i didn't think anyone would get around to reading it. i know i have trouble keeping up with the volume these days.
posted by donkeysuck at 3:12 PM on October 8, 2001

GoTo (which changed its name by the way, to Overture) makes money because they have a product to sell, which are search results. Any large or small business can get instant targetted traffic by buying search results from Overture.
posted by cell divide at 3:33 PM on October 8, 2001

take it to metafilter!
posted by rebeccablood at 4:33 PM on October 8, 2001

I usually check in on threads I'm really interested in for at least a couple of days. The Altavista thread was 13 hours old when you made this post, if I'm reading correctly. I realize MetaFilter is like a powerful locomotive these days, but surely a same-day thread can't be considered old?
posted by sudama at 12:06 PM on October 9, 2001

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