What is Google up to!

No prize for guessing what makes Google tick. Technology. Period. Delivered innovatively, professionally. A typical text book case study at Harvard and Stanford (incidentally the founders’ alma mater!).

Google was the first search engine to use a cookie that expires in 2038, though people shun persistent cookies. This cookie places a unique ID number on your hard disk. Anytime you land on a Google page, you get a Google cookie if you don’t already have one. If you have one, they read and record your unique ID number. But folks do not mind, even the paranoid specimens. That is the kind of trust that Google enjoys.

Rumours are doing rounds that Google is coming up with GoogleOS which is expected to give M$ a run for its money! And a Google Browser. These surmises are strengthened by the fact that the “Big G” has picked up top techies from Sun and Microsoft.

We join the world in watching what the supergeeks equipped with over 400,000 GHz of processing power in one fast mother of a cluster, riding on 100,000 gigabytes or RAM and a conservative guesstimate of 3000 terabytes of hard drive space operated by Linux (yes, Linux!), are up to!

2 thoughts on “What is Google up to!

  1. Balaji Subra

    Google’s technology is the most easily emulatable piece. It has no switching costs. I used to practive yahoo, then AltaVista for some time, and now Google.

    Similarly, Netscape to IE to Firefox was painless.

    Living in such a world, with no locaking or affinity, it is extremely dangerous to place all bets on Google πŸ˜€

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