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Comment: Re:Good idea! (Score 2, Insightful) 97

by qmVSE*w!7e,QF(, (#15557932) Attached to: Google to Compete with Nielsen?
Exactly... Nielsen looks at EVERYBODY, because there's a market for everybody's information. Furthermore, it's a joke to think that Google is going to compete with Nielsen as **Google sells advertising**. This is not an unbiased source. The reason that Nielsen even exists is that [insert Ford, Apple, or any other buyer of advertising time here] is not going to take [insert NBC's, Comedy Central's, or any other seller of advertising time here] word for it about how many people are watching their shows. Apple wants to hear from an unbiased souce that X million people are watching ABC during the period for which Apple is buying advertising time.

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?

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