Everything in the World Revolves around Google
Yesterday I was looking at my regular websites and I came across a few interesting tidbits about what services the behemoth known as Google is looking to offer the large masses. First off, Google has a plan to begin tracking its users via WiFi. The plan involves Google being 'able to track its users to within 100-200 feet of their location through new wireless networks in order to serve them with relevant advertising from local businesses.' The wi-fi network would be free to users because they are off-setting the cost of maintaining the network by charging the advertisers. Pretty neat idea..so long as the wi-fi network is secure..so yes, you too can look for porn via google while out and about..funny thing is..they are planning to test this little wi-fi network in San Francisco...guess instead of normal porn, there will be alot of searches for gay porn. Check out the article at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12188577/
The next service that Google has on its plate involves offering a subscription music service that would look to rival iTunes. Though iTunes has a nice little head start with its business model, I have to wonder if Google may cut into iTunes market share. Think about it..a large majority of people all over the world check out Google at least several times a day and would likely notice the explicit advertising for music on Google. I would bet that a majority of these same people only check out iTunes once or twice a week vs. looking at Google multiple times per day. Seems plausible to me that Google may have something here. Just think how popular Google maps has become..most people would rather look there for directions than going to mapquest or yahoo maps. The article about this Google venture is kinda opinionated (considering it comes from a very opinionated music website), but still, it's very interesting. Here's the link: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/2006_04_01_archivenews.htm#114437921450395810
Well, I hope these articles are interesting to the 1 or 2 people who read this blog. Heck, maybe my blog will now be googled considering it has the name Google in it multiple times.