Google-Firefox speculation grows


— 10:52 AM on October 28, 2004

CNN/Money has a quick synopsis of the current online speculation about Google getting into the browser business by creating its own Firefox-based web browser. (Thanks Kristian.) It's all very much just speculation right now, with the possible exception of this MozillaNews report about suspicious Google-related entries showing up in Bugzilla. Lots of folks seem to think a browser would be an ideal way to tie together Google's other services like web search, Gmail, news, Blogger, and desktop search.

Speaking of which, I've been using the Google Desktop Search beta on my main PC, and it's already quite good. If the thing would search my Trillian IM history, and do it by user, I'd be pretty excited about it. The email search needs to get quite a bit smarter, too. Still, not a bad start.

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