Google took a simple concept---text keywords---and became an Internet leader. In most markets, Google has the search market share lead and management is looking to expand into new markets. The search giant hasn't quite found its next big hit, but Google Apps and Android are promising extensions of the business. The game plan for Google: Expand into new markets like mobile and grow advertising revenue. Google is also dabbling in everything from broadband to power management to alternative energy. The company is well positioned to benefit from cloud computing and the consumerization of IT.
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At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, on its long-term strategy to battle Google in the search market.
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The new version of Google Toolbar for Firefox has very tight integration with Google Docs and Spreadsheets. It's not enabled by default, but for people who want to keep a copy of their documents online, it's as easy as enabling a few options.
News.com's Joris Evers reports:Google has fixed a security hole in several of its services that exposed the address books of Gmail users.
University efforts to fill the research funding gaps left by receding government dollars has yielded an unusual partnership. Google, Microsoft and Sun will underwrite a $7.