Google’s Hold on the Internet

Over the past few days I have really been amazed at just how huge Google has become. You may be Buy Google Reviews wondering, ‘what took you so long’. Well I have always known Google was great, but lately it’s been more prevalent in my mind.

How has Google changed/revolutionized the web?
I recently updated my iPhone to the 2.2 update, and have been enjoying Google’s street view, on Maps. I also downloaded the Google Application so I can access my Google Reader, Gmail, Google Earth, and YouTube in one place. And it doesn’t just stop there. Google has a say in almost every aspect of the internet, from search engines, to blogging, to web browser, to operating system. And just when you think they are fading away, they surprise you once more.

Since the release of the T-Mobile G1, the first mobile device to use Google’s Android operating system, I have been wanting to get my hands on it. Though I don’t think I would replace my iPhone, I want to see what Google could do with that kind of ‘power’. The iPhone in

and of itself has a strong Google presence, with it’s on YouTube icon from day 1, Google search as it’s default search engine, and Gmail-ready in Mail. They are willing to make more services, while not trying to monopolize their utilities. Most companies wouldn’t let other’s use their tools if it means it could effect their own profit [iPhone being a strong competitor with the G1], but Google, instead, thinks of it as an opportunity to grow.

In fact, as I write to you now, I’m writing this in the Google Chrome web browser, on a site that is running Google AdSense ads, with Feederburner [now apart of Google] for my RSS feed, and YouTube video’s for a lot of my reviews. My site could not have happened if it hadn’t been for the great tools that Google has made available to billions of people. I remember back in elementary school when Google first became mainstream, and I was told by a classmate to go there to search for something, and me thinking it was a silly name. Now I wouldn’t be surprised if the verb ‘Google’ was added to the dictionary [right now I still get the red squiggle under it].

With the economy the way it’s been, and Google’s stock falling to under $300 a share for the first time since August of 2005, I wonder what Google will do next? What is there to be done? They could just sit back and reap their rewards, continuing to update their services, possibly pushing more updates to Google Chrome, Android, and Earth. But with their reputation for keeping services in beta for long amounts of time [isn’t Gmail still ‘beta’?], I don’t think they would stay put and just release updates. There are too many people in the company to just sit and update, while waiting for the economy to turn around.

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