I read today Yahoo! is talking to Google about outsourcing their paid search to Google.

I don't know about you guys, but I think if this happened it would be game over for affiliate marketing. Am I the only one nervous about this thing happening?

I find it funny google doesn't want the MSN/Yahoo merger to happen because it would jeopardize the openess of the Internet, yet if they start serving their ads on Yahoo! they'll control approx. 90% of Internet advertising. imagine what they could charge to advertise with that kind of share? whatever they wanted!

I hope the "experts" are right - that the MSN/Yahoo deal goes thru.