Google Expected to
Dominate Tech World
September 21st 2005
The old search
Google is already the dominant search engine handling half of the
searches worldwide. According to a new book by author Stephen
Arnold, Google may become the most dominant tech company in the
Google has already challenged both Microsoft and Yahoo for the email
business providing a lower cost alternative with its gmail. They
also offer a free service called Froogle that searches for products
sold online. For instance, if you are looking for a motorcycle,
Froogle will list the prominent vendors and their prices.
Not only does Google provide the most relevant word searches, Google has
also cataloged the image world, providing image searches. Google is
becoming the leader in news searches, providing relevant data on
news stories. If you have ever tried a simple web search for a news
item you know how difficult it is to find that story.
Since news stories are “new”, they have few links to them. For example
in a regular web search the news would be buried on page 5000.
Google News solves that problem by bringing content from various
news organizations together.
Recently Google added their Blog Search. This works similar to the news
search, but excludes news stories. Blogs typically are opinion
pieces. Google has also offered a new service called Google Press,
that provides books from prominent libraries for viewing on the
So what’s next? According to Stephen Arnold, Google’s patents may place
the company into direct competition with Microsoft with “virtual”
applications. Microsoft has enjoyed dominance in the word
processing market, the spreadsheet business and other applications.
Arnold said in his
Google has created
a supercomputer ready to deliver a host of applications to anyone
with a Web browser. This means that you will be able to use similar
applications over the Internet, according to ZDnet. Currently
Stephen Arnold’s book is only available in PDF form.
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