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    Thursday, May 11, 2006

    Google Universe?

    Google is in the process of releasing more products for free than is sane. 
    To prove that point, Jonathan Rosenberg, SVP of product management, and Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience, revealed four new software products to enhance the search experience: Google Co-Op, Google Desktop 4, Google Trends, and Google Notebook.
    Here's the part that I thought was particularly interesting:
    For Apple and Microsoft, this has to be a troubling development: More and more of the programs they sell in their operating systems are being offered free by Google. Moreover, these programs are open and they have APIs that developers can build on. And just as Amazon creates book recommendations based on user purchase history, Google plans to leverage its knowledge of its users to pitch programs that dovetail with their interests.
    Google's high stock price in the last year:
    Google's low stock price in the last year:
    Opening this morning at:
    News story found this morning via Google News.
    Stock and financial information found via Google Finance.
    Blog post sent via Gmail.
    To Blogger.  Owned by Google.
    Digest all that, people.



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