Google’s a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Web-based technologies, but that doesn’t mean everything it touches turns to gold. Quite the contrary, really; for every successful initiative Google undertakes, a handful of projects are slowly swept under the rug, rarely to be mentioned again—except in jest.
Though Brin and Page claim Google Chrome is designed first and foremost to spark innovation throughout the browser market, its success will be largely dependent on how many IE, Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera users make the switch to Chrome, or at least divide their time between Google’s browser offering and the proven players’ products.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.