Google can no longer hold up the vaunted, pristine Google homepage as virgin territory.
Google is selling out and selling its primo homepage real estate bigtime.
Google apparently has had enough of subtle one-liners underneath the Google search box suggesting ever so gingerly to users that they ought to try out the latest Google product or service.
No, Google is taking a stand and standing up in particular for the Google Toolbar!
The Google Toolbar is being hawked old-school style at the Google.com homepage. A very large box at the right top of the page demands:
Put a Google search box in your browser
Google also includes a handy fire engine red arrow pointing to "the browser" lest any Google user not know where their own browser is.
Google reiterates its demand with a large "Download Google Toolbar" button.
What do you think? Is this the beginning of the Google end?
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