It’s fun to think about the tech future – and what it will look like 10 years from now. As impossible as that is to do in reality.
But you know what might be almost as scary a thought as Facebook and Google merging? Facebook and the company that’s destroying Google in China. That’s right. Baidu.
Now, it’s probably silly to think ‘merger’ here. But perhaps a partnership similar to the heavily integrated Microsoft-Facebook slow dance we’ve seen lately. Rumors say that Baidu execs are visiting Facebook’s corporate offices in California in order to discuss such a deal. And Zuckerberg has been playing nice with Baidu over the last couple years.
It might be about to pay off with a green-light into the holy grail of future profits – China.