Fast: Will Google buy Palm?
Mahaney: I’d be very surprised to see them do something like that. They don’t need to get into the handset selection game. I’d be shocked to see that.
Fast: What publicly traded company is Google most likely to buy?
Mahaney: I don’t think they will buy a public company. Remember, Google has bought 90 companies over the last 5 years. But YouTube, DoubleClick and their investment in AOL are the only three names that you’ve probably ever heard of. I think they continue to purchase small niche firms.
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