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Google the next Software Giant?

Although I can feel that the ship is picking up speed and racing at speeds faster than the speed of light. An article about this reviewer/author,Stephen E. Arnold, muses over Google's growth from a search engine to the next Major Software Giant.

But what's next? Author Stephen Arnold has closely analyzed Google patents, engineering documents and technology and has concluded that Google has a grand ambition--to push the information age off the desktop and onto the Internet. Google, he argues, is aiming to be the network computer platform for delivering so-called "virtual" applications, or software that allows a user to perform a task on any device with an Internet connection.

And I bet you 100% that Google is very soon gonna come out with an Online "Google Office Suite". And I really won't be surprized if they do it before the final release of the Office 12 and *take a peek at these developments in AJAX Word Processor, SpreadSheet, Calender, Presentation, Post-it types and you'll soon have a deployable Google OS on the Web. (I'm expecting a Web Deployable OS from VMWare) which will fill the gap. (Those AJAX apps I saw on Slashdot today 29th Sept 05).

And especially about the "Network is the Computer" where everyone fell just about short of reaching the target, Google just went right ahead and took it. And will take it from here to the destination which will be the new IT era. These guys are on a "high" and beleive me it's not just the timing, it's just that "Questioning the obvious all over again" is churning all kinds of ideas (and products) which the other's like Scott McNealy and Larry Ellison could not achieve.

The notion of a network computer isn't new. Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy has for years been saying "the network is the computer." Oracle CEO Larry Ellison formed a company around the idea. It was called the "New Internet Computer Company," and it sold Web surfing devices before shuttering two years ago.

But unlike Sun and Oracle, Google's timing could be impeccable, Arnold argues. "Sun defined it. Ellison tried to build it. But Google owns it," he said.

Ditto! And they will innovate over it!

Dark Fiber, Bright Ideas : He goes on talking about fibre optics. Read here some speculations of what they might be.

Gartner analyst Allen Weiner, who predicts Google will eventually develop a Google phone, said becoming an application delivery platform would be "part of (Google's) intellectual property DNA."

and here they should partner with Sony to incorporate it with the PSP. And then get into Gaming. Take on EA and Namco.

Hmmm... I could write a sequel to his book. :-) and charge a lot less.

Anyways I'm curious to read this book of his.


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