Could Google Be the Next Data Vendor?

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The Google search engine and its whizz-kid founders have had vast amounts of ink and ether devoted to them in recent weeks, and understandably so. Most of these stories examine Google the search engine, looking at it in comparison to competitors like Yahoo! and Microsoft.

But what of companies that offer paid-for content, i.e. the stuff upon which business decisions are based? Should they feel threatened by the advance of the maven of search?

Clearly, business users such as those in the merger

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