I like to stay informed, and by far, this is one of the most insane articles I've ever read.
These are a few quotes from the article:
"In a little-known move, Google created its own mortgage comparison shopping "super affiliate" in late 2009 . But today we find Google on track to dominate a market that just three years ago it had no offering in."
"Google is now offering *preferred* search ad placement and superior search ad terms to the advertisers who agree to use Google Affiliate Network (GAN). Google is literally inserting product images of GAN advertisers' products into the space occupied by cost-per-click AdWords ads. Yes, actual product images (making them cost-per-action 'display' advertisements) that appear where (formerly) *only* cost-per-click AdSense advertisements are running."
"Google is tapping a totally new revenue stream. It's literally becoming, itself, an affiliate of its advertisers. And placing ads directly in AdWords results slots.Google is tapping a totally new revenue stream. It's literally becoming, itself, an affiliate of its advertisers. And placing ads directly in AdWords results slots..."
You can read the whole article here: Google will Now Dominate "cost per action" Affiliate Marketing - GLG News
..........GOOGLE = SKYNET........