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What is Google's Goal with its Chrome OS?

Jul 10, 2009, 01:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amanda McPherson)

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"Price isn’t the only hindrance: boot time is another serious problem caused by bloated Microsoft OSes on these devices. If it’s always on, and always connected I will use my device more, search more and view more ads. As Stephen O’Grady says, Google focused on speed with its search technology, and many see Chrome as the next stage in that evolution.

"Let’s not forget that Google makes money on more than just ads. If they control the OS and browser it will be more tightly integrated into their services, which can include pay services apart from search/ad revenue. (Just think how easy it will be for Google to offer an Amazon-like data backup plan from one of their devices. Then again, what data will be native?) Or how nice it would be if they didn’t have to be reliant on Mozilla (while paying them millions per year) in reaching people through alternative browsers?"

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