I'm extremely pleased to see that Google will be selling off the SEO portion of Performics. They've split the company up (that they acquired in the DoubleClick deal) into two parts – affiliate and search marketing. The search marketing division will be sold, and that's exactly what we all hoped would happen. That whole "conflict of interest" thing was just way too much, and it really needed to be taken care of. Good to see them address it so quickly.
They haven't sold it yet, but they have received "interest" from some of their partners, and I'm sure that now that they've broken the news, they'll receive even more inquiries.
High five, Google. Good to see you taking care of this.