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Saturday, November 12, 2005
Tristan Louis writes that it increasingly appears that Google is filling up holes in their offering,in an attempt to match its competitors. His assessment of Google’s offering with that of Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL throws interesting results.He finds while Google is the leader in search, apart from Catalog and Usenet search, Google does not offer services offered by others or currently under development. Interestingly, Google does not have any offerings in the Audio (nor a Podcast offering) and Encyclopedia space (although Wikipedia results sometimes pop-up in search results.) This seems to highlight two potential areas where Google will introduce new products: an audio search engine, which will include podcasts, and some type of partnership with Wikipedia to fill the reference space. Google has generally been the first to market with many of the search collections and it works more as a competitive threat to its competitors, forcing them to invest more in their search product and, in the process, improving the quality and breadth of search data for every user on the Internet. This is a good thing but not revolutionary unto its own. Do take time to read Tristan's well developed charts.
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