Musing on his blog, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks has thrown out a crazy idea for Microsoft. Instead of spending billions promoting Bing, what if they paid the top 1000 sites a million bucks to de-list from Google?
Is there anything more fun than sitting around, growing your hair, drinking a Bud while listening to Jethro Tull and pondering how to change the balance of power in the search world and unseat Google?
Would the top 1k most visited sites take a cool $1mm each, plus a commitment from Microsoft or Yahoo to drive traffic through their search engines to more than make up for the lost Google Traffic.
Given the increasing power that Google wields, it's an interesting thought. But that upfront cost wouldn't get past Microsoft's stock holders, let alone the US government's anti-competition watchdogs. Nice pot-stirring though, Mark. [Mark Cuban via The Register]