In a television interview with FOX Business NetworkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Peter Barnes, Tim Armstrong, President of North American Advertising and Sales for Google, gave his companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first reaction to the potential deal between Microsoft and Yahoo.
From Fox Business
On whether Google is nervous about potential deal between Microsoft and Yahoo:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think so. We had our quarterly results last night. We feel the Internet is a big, healthy environment for us and I think we feel confident in our business and the decisions weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re making. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re more nervous about making sure we stay focused ourselves.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think we compete against both of those companies. We also partner with both of those companies so weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be as interested as anyone about what the outcome is.Ã¢â‚¬Â
On GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s earnings:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“From the investor side, I think a lot of investors have their opinions about that. From a company perspective, I think weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re happy with the growth and fifty-one percent year-over-year is strong. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking forward to 2008 and we have clear plans and goals for the company.Ã¢â‚¬Â