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Google... Whats Next?

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    darklotus

    Google has an impressive list of software they have on the desktop. IM client, search engine, desktop search, maps, and a list of various other things including a rumor of a browser... What could they possible do next?

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    JScript

    Finish one of them?

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    MasterPi

    JScript wrote:
    Finish one of them?


    Hehe. Smiley

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    Tensor

    GSpecs. Free glasses for all glasses wearers.
    Note: Everything you look at will be accompanied by relevant text ads.

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    MasterPi

    Tensor wrote:

    GSpecs. Free glasses for all glasses wearers.
    Note: Everything you look at will be accompanied by relevant text ads.



    That would actually be kinda cool if instead of ads it were relevant help docs or list of tasks.

    MSN Search team, go invent that.


    Please Smiley
    mVPstar

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    Sampy

    Bah, Visual Studio has had relavent help docs next to your code for years! Check out the dynamic help window.

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    billh

    Don't forget the Google Mini...



    I'm guessing the next "product" will be a cross between a search engine and something else.

    How about a GKeychain? That way I'll never lose my car keys again because I'll just be able to Google for them.  Using RFID tech of course.  And some type of Google box that sits on my kitchen wall and completely invades my privacy.

    Complete with ads, of course, because they are not charging you for anything. 

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    billh

    Sampy wrote:
    Bah, Visual Studio has had relavent help docs next to your code for years! Check out the dynamic help window.


    Yeah, but sometimes some of those "help windows" come up blank in certain Microsoft products. 

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    MasterPi

    Sampy wrote:
    Bah, Visual Studio has had relavent help docs next to your code for years! Check out the dynamic help window.


    The twist would be that whenever you navigate to an application, or click on a certain function, help links would aggregate in the specs or specific task lists would show.


    mVPstar

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    Tensor

    mVPstar wrote:
    Tensor wrote:

    GSpecs. Free glasses for all glasses wearers.
    Note: Everything you look at will be accompanied by relevant text ads.



    That would actually be kinda cool if instead of ads it were relevant help docs or list of tasks.



    But it wouldnt be would it? You'd wake up in the morning, put on your GSpecs and it'd be;
     
    Compare prices on Bedside Lamps.
    Great Deals on Alarm Clock - Shop at EBay and Save!

    What I am saying is - dont believe the this is free crap. Its not free. The price is relevant text ads.

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    blowdart

    JScript wrote:
    Finish one of them?


    Stop sponging off open source?

    Or contribute their internal linux OS changes back to the source tree?

    In fact contribute anything back to the linux source tree instead of bitching and moaning about how open source databases are slow and just releasing just the odd library or tool.

    Hmm.

    Naw.

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    Tensor

    the only way they'd put GLinux back in to the world if it included..

    Come on now, say it with me...

    Relevant text Ads!

    Find great deals on Linux at Ebay!

    Sorry - I seem to be turning in to GTensor.

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    MasterPi

    Tensor wrote:
    mVPstar wrote:
    Tensor wrote:

    GSpecs. Free glasses for all glasses wearers.
    Note: Everything you look at will be accompanied by relevant text ads.



    That would actually be kinda cool if instead of ads it were relevant help docs or list of tasks.



    But it wouldnt be would it? You'd wake up in the morning, put on your GSpecs and it'd be;
     
    Compare prices on Bedside Lamps.
    Great Deals on Alarm Clock - Shop at EBay and Save!

    What I am saying is - dont believe the this is free crap. Its not free. The price is relevant text ads.


    Tensor, I said it would be cool only if instead of ads, relevant help documentation came into your goggles. And this would only occur if you're at your computer.

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    jamie

    i hoping the Space Elevator

    or maybe a sandwich spread?

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    nakula

    darklotus wrote:
    Google has an impressive list of software they have on the desktop. IM client, search engine, desktop search, maps, and a list of various other things including a rumor of a browser... What could they possible do next?


    May be Google OS Tongue Out
    (http://www.kottke.org/05/08/googleos-webos)

    and/or GoogleNet with Google free Wi-Fi and more localization.
    (http://aggarwalnakul.blogspot.com/2005/08/googlenet-with-local-area-ads-and.html)

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    JScript

    blowdart wrote:
    Stop sponging off open source?


    Oops, didn't realize that was an open can of worms I was stirring.

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    Karim

    JScript wrote:
    Finish one of them?


    LOL

    Actually... I'm seeing a lot of PIECES from Google, but I'm not seeing any seriously compelling integration.

    That was supposedly a magic key to Microsoft's success, wasn't it?  When they realized they could sell Word, Excel, Powerpoint as a SUITE, and the whole was greater than the sum of the parts?  Sure you can use Outlook with any old POP3 server, but it works better with Exchange, etc. etc.

    The Google sidebar integrates with Google Desktop Search, but I'm not sure it's synergy.

    One gets the feeling Google is just coming out with stuff and gluing it all together as an afterthought, rather than having a master plan.

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