Google is far more than a Chromebook pusher

Apart from being the Internet’s most visited website, which dominates the search and the online advertising markets, Google has it’s collective hands full with plenty of interesting activities.

The recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to “enhance competition in mobile computing”, is the eighteenth company it has purchased so far in 2011. That surprised me, quite frankly.

I have to credit Sudarshana Banerjee for painting a fascinating picture of how Google is becoming more and more like General Electric every day.

So apart from breathing new life into cloud computing with Chromebooks, Google is working on vehicles which can drive themselves, helping in space exploration, investing in genetics research, funding renewable energy projects and much more.

Clearly there’s far more in store than the original mission statement: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. One can hardly wait to see what unfolds next.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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