Why Google Won Desktop Search

Chi-Hua Chien, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Dan Rosensweig, Chegg

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Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, formerly the COO of Yahoo!, discusses how Google supplanted Yahoo! as the leading desktop search engine during the mid-2000s. Rosensweig points out Yahoo! served many products to many people, and that in contrast, Google created one great tool for a much wider audience. He discusses Google's initial strategy to be unconcerned with search as a revenue stream, and to focus instead developing a better search product - a key to their eventual desktop search success.

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