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What's Google Up To?

Posted August 15, 2011 11:09 AM

It's no secret that Google has been experimenting with cars that can drive themselves. But to what business purpose? Among the possibilities: Google as car manufacturer? No; it takes too much capital for too little return. Could the firm be planning to be a parts supplier to the industry? Not likely; it isn't currently a hardware maker. Perhaps the company plans to apply its software expertise to supply proprietary software — to offer the Windows of motor vehicles. What's your take? What do you think Google is up to? If you ran the company, what would you do?

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08/15/2011 3:27 PM

If I ran Google, what would I do?

I'd buy an equatorial island in the pacific ocean that has an extinct volcano. Then I'd hollow out the island and start building a fleet of huge rockets each carrying powerful warheads. Once everything is in place and ready to go I'd issue an ultimatum to the ENTIRE PLANET that I am taking over the world.

...Ohhh, wait a minute. I run Google. I've already taken over the world. Nevermind about the rockets.

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08/15/2011 10:56 PM

stamping their name to the world and selling out the design to gain more easy profit (by means, selling it, and let others worry about the manufacturing and overhead cost of building it...)...off topic am i? hahah!

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08/16/2011 3:46 AM

[Google] isn't currently a hardware maker

No longer the case after today's announcement of its purchase of Motorola!

Once cars drive themselves, we'll have more time to play on our Androids...simples!

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08/16/2011 6:27 AM

Street view robot cars.

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