Although I don’t see it, perhaps it is from my perspective of genealogy and family history rather than looking at it from the information services perspective.
Today’s article over at The Street – entitled Ancestry.com’s Growth May Attract a Suitor – does a good review of Ancestry.com’s growth in terms of revenue, subscribers and profits. It also spectulates that Ancestry.com is ripe for the picking especially from a company like Google which is sitting on $32 billion in cash.
I also wonder how much of the speculation is this: one of the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin, has a connection in the genealogy and family history industry with his wife Anne Wojcicki being one of the founders of the genealogy DNA company 23andMe.
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