Google Not Plunging Into Internet Browser Market

Posted: Jun 1 2006, 3:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:43pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs

Google Not Plunging Into Internet Browser Market
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Recently there has been speculation about Google wanting to break into the field of web browsers, but in a recent conference call Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that this would not be happening. Specifically, he says, "It looks like people have some good browsers choices already."

Obviously, competing against Internet Explorer would be costly and most likey an ultimately un-winnable battle. In spite of Google's ability to steal many of Microsoft's Hotmail customers to convert to Gmail, Schmidt does not see an easy takeover of people's browser choice.He cited the fact that Netscape lost its battle against Internet Explorer when it launched about a decade ago, and he doesn't want to make the same mistake. As someone who steers clear of Internet Explorer (I use Firefox), I would like to see a Google browser, but it is tough considering pretty much every website is configured specifically and exclusively to fit IE.

Via Reuters.

Report Published by: Mark Raby

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