Google Inc. has approached the management at TheSpoof.com following the massive publicity surrounding the Below Decks phenomenon. For those few people who may not have heard of it, this is a collaborative story which has attracted huge interest in the publishing and movie industries. (citation needed)
Google were alerted by the unprecedented number of searches regarding Below Decks, and recognised that a unique cultural event was taking place. They are keen to understand the technology behind the story, and how international collaboration to this degree is possible. They believe there could be future applications for the technology in Worldwide Diplomacy and Global Banking.
A hastily organised conglomerate headed by CEO Morse has now entered into negotiations with Google about licensing the concept and intellectual property rights.
However, before any decisions could be made, other companies had also expressed an interest. Facebook suggested that the social networking aspect of the project had to have been based on some radical new concept, and that if this was inherently part of TheSpoof.com, then they would be interested in buying the whole enterprise.
Wikipedia then made their interest known. They believe that they may need to change their online encyclopaedia's wiki mechanism to keep up with the collaborative capability of TheSpoof.com, and wanted to discuss buying the technology rights.
In the light of such interest, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has asked whether Web 2.0, the much hyped next-generation Internet, wouldn't be better developed by incorporating TheSpoof.com's ideas.
On the news of these revelations, plus the release of several more episodes of the Below Decks drama, the price of Morse Enterprises went up 935 points.