Google to Launch "Chrome" Open Source WebKit-based Browser
The intertubes are positively being flooded with what has to be some of the biggest browser news since Apple debuted MobileSafari on the iPhone: Google is getting in the game.
Google, via referral fees for the search boxes built into Firefox and Safari, has bankrolled Mozilla, and to a lesser extent, Apple's browser for years. Will creating Chrome and making a play for the browser and WebApp space turn some former allies into enemies? Google's already begun down that path with the Android OS for handsets, and in the content space via Knol and YouTube (though they've thus far not managed to monetize it).
Looking for some Apple-like 360 degree spherical integration of their own, perhaps? And, as Google seems poised to become the next Microsoft, are we still safe in believing that whole "don't be evil" motto?
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