So much for the catchy title... Gary Price blogged Ask Jeeves: Barry Diller Ponders Leaving Google Ad Network. Gary recaps an article, "Diller does tell Liedtke that he's considering leaving the Google ad network and forming an his own network when AJ's contract with Google expires in 2007."
Gary, as well as other analysts, believe that Barry Diller said this to be able to negotiate a better contract with Google when this one expires. But it makes you think, would Ask Jeeves Dare to Drop AdWords in 2007? That is the name of a thread I just started over at Search Engine Watch, participate, if you will.