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My Google Shares! They're Melting … Melting … Melting

goog.jpgGoogle (GOOG) took a nasty slide this morning as comScore released new data that reveals what appears to be a material weakening in the company’s advertising business. How material? Google’s sponsored clicks were down 7% month-over-month, effectively flat year-over-year and down 12% quarter-over-quarter.

Perhaps the slowing economy is having an impact on Google’s growth after all. Certainly the continued deceleration in the company’s paid click growth suggests as much. In October of 2007 Google showed 37% click growth. In November it showed 27%. Then in December it showed 12%. And in January it showed no growth at all. As Henry Blodget notes over at Silicon Alley Insider, that sort of steady decline seems more a trend than “a wacky one-month comScore aberration.”

Google shares are down more than $34, or about 7%, at $451 as I write this.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work