Sunday, March 12, 2006

Google World Domination Watch: Breaking News

My friends and colleagues will be familiar with Google World Domination Watch, my periodic update on how Google will take over the world... sans evil.

This latest news is pretty big. Google just bought a startup focused on providing online word processing, the product is called Writely. AHOOGA! Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, klaxons are sounding.

The NYTimes covers it here, via MarketingVOX

Ok, here's my weak attempt to give this relevance to this blog. This is a move towards online content replacing the traditional software distribution and consumption model. Digital distribution is where it's at. Finally, if I know Google, this will be free and supported by Google ads. Doesn't make Acclaim's strategy that far fetched now does it?

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