Thursday, September 04, 2008

Google Chrome: A small step for ...

Google just released its web browser Chrome. Google has steps in the browser business with a new concept as the Web is moving from pages to applications (with, of course, Google as an important player with Google Aps). The first impression is to perceive this as a direct attack on both MS Internet Explores and Windows. But is Google really interested in head-on competition?

In Nicholas Carr's opinion Google is motivated by something much larger than its congenital hatred of Microsoft. 'It knows that its future, both as a business and as an idea (and Google's always been both), hinges on the continued rapid expansion of the usefulness of the Internet [...]' In line with this, Iyer and Davenport published not too long ago (April 2008) an interesting article about 'Google’s Innovation Machine.'

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