Google’s Slow March Toward World Domination

Google does a lot of things well, maybe too well, and it’s adding to its portfolio of tools on a weekly basis. At some point you have to look at the number of pies in which Google has its fingers and start to get a little frightened of this company. I came across this video the other day and it really summed up just how pervasive Google is.

Here’s just a sample of what they’ve done in the last few weeks:

* Announced an initiative to bring high-speed broadband to select cities and towns in the US.
* Launched a new application marketplace similar to Salesforce.com’s AppExchange where Google Docs corporate users can find third-party applications that link to the Google Docs eco-system and work with Calendar, eMail and so forth.
* Launched Google Public Data Explorer, a new Labs project to view public data in interesting ways.

As Google deftly moves into more and more areas of our computing lives, at some point you have to stop and ask yourself if this is a good thing, or if it’s something to watch closely because with every tool (as the video shows), the more information Google has about you.

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