that must be the reason they ran the $100 promo for new sign-ups...
sucker all us newbs in.
or maybe coz they'r losing market share like a sive:
Google Expected to Pocket 25% of Online Ad Revenue in 2006
"Google's US ad revenue growth rate in 2006 will soar almost 65% over last year's. Yahoo! still shows a respectable 17.5% growth rate, an increase that would satisfy most companies. But not one competing against Google. Just a year ago, Google and Yahoo! both posted US ad revenues of more than $2.4 billion. For the full year 2006, though, Google at $4 billion in ad revenue will eclipse Yahoo!'s ad revenue of $2.9 billion."