Google buys a rock band

I've been a bit late with this one, but I overheard someone saying that Google have spend $1.6 billion buying a rock band. I haven't had a chance to read about it yet, but hey, I trust the people I overheard. Apparently the band is a well established brand, with a large user base, and they've got some good videos. Microsoft and AOL were rumoured to have considered buying the band, but they had better technology and decided not too. Google, however, was more excited by the fan-club.

It seems unlikely that the band will adopt Google's site design, after all, it currently has a black background. It just wouldn't work on white. Despite this, I expect to see adwords appearing on U2.com very soon.

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19 October 2006