Expanding the Gooo of Google .........

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It all started with a few computers, a garage and two people, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Today, it has a market capitalization of over USD 2 billion(correct me). Throughout, Google has been dominating the minds of all those web publishers who hope to make it big on the Internet. This very moment you are reading this article, atleast 20-25 searches are being made! These days, Google has other intentions. Almost suddenly, tons of free softwares and services have popped up, softwares that bear the Google logo. And the most important of all, most have them are out-of-the-box and more user-friendly. Personally, I found these softwares quite tantalizing initially, but then, I figured out that these are meant only for computers with a good configuration. And what's more, it is planning to launch a free mobile Operating system which works in all mobiles!

My favourite amongst all those is SketchUp. Earlier I thought Google Earth was the best. But with SketchUp, you can make real-life 3D images and charts. I'm planning to make the header image with Sketchup. The other favourites include searching US patents, gadgets(I don't know why they are called so), Orkut, Blogger(of course!), and to some extent, Google Trends. One can take a peek into Trends to find out the latest searching trends, favourite searches from all over the world. Some even optimize their web content after knowing the search trends(I don't do it unfortunately). The book search is a good way to find some interesting articles. For others, Blogger and Orkut make it to the top.

Everyday, Google is spreading its wings extensively. But Google needs to have look around. People don't know why they are being banned from Adsense, controversies surface due to lack of security in Orkut, a host of scripts in Gmail slow down your Inbox loading......and the list goes on. There are many technical glitches which Google needs to improve on. That's the gooey stuff from Google. I won't be surprised if Google continue the same trend(to be very frank!). Quantity without quality may prove to be disastrous for a company like Google.

The other day, I read an article in the newspapers about Google entering the energy market. It proposes to enter the solar power industry to feed its huge data centres all over the world. It hopes to save as much power as it can, in a bid to make the world a greener place to live. According to the news report, Google is planning to generate about 1 Gigawatts of power to feed its servers. Now that is something out-of-the-box!!

Many believe Google can surpass Microsoft in the coming years. It has almost entirely dominated the web world with its whacky services and softwares. I personally like Google for its support for pure innovations. I've managed to watch some documentaries based on Google, where I came to know the atmosphere inside Google. In all, Google is a one-of-a-kind company, which I hope, will be the leader in innovations.

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4 Responses:

Gerri on December 5, 2007 at 2:19 PM

I don’t doubt that they could surpass Microsoft. They are becoming more and more powerful and at an alarming rate. Sometimes I think that they have too much power.

Rahul on December 7, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Google seems to have really grown into a giant banyan tree from a small bush, the trunk being the search engine and the branches being its other services. As Gerri says, Google is becoming more and more powerful, day by day.


Anonymous on December 10, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Frankly, Google has been gooey all way long. Google, part from being the best search engine, has a greater dark side.
Look at the misuse of Google Maps and Google Earth, look at the inconvenience of banned Google Adsense clients......
Hope it acts as an eye-opener!!

Jamie on December 14, 2007 at 6:06 PM

I personally have no qualms with google. I may not like some of the things they've done, but nobody is perfect...

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