Google and Amazon: Head-to-Head

By Deane Barker on October 6, 2003

Google, Amazon in a war of search words: Two Internet heavyweights are scrapping it out for top talent. Oh, to have a computer science degree…

“Google and are fighting for top computer scientists on Google’s home turf: search results.

When Web surfers use Google to search on the name ‘Udi Manber,’ who is president of Amazon’s newly formed search unit,, they’ll find the first result is an ad for jobs at Google.”

Given that Microsoft is pushing on Google as well, and there’s been so much consolidation in the search engine space, could Google’s days of dominance be harder to come by in the future?