Google taking over planet, part 8

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Google PCs and Google OS?

Google PC on the horizon?
January 3, 2006 7:40 AM PST

A new year, a new Google rumor. This one involves a story in the Los Angeles Times, which is reporting the company will show off a low-priced PC or other device that connects to the Internet at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The paper said Google is in talks with Wal-Mart, among others to market the device.

While the news piqued quite a bit of interest among bloggers, not everyone was thrilled at the combination of two such powerful companies.

Blog community response:

"Google certainly could introduce their own PC with their own OS, but it seems unlikely. It's also not that clear that it would sell that well. Wal-Mart did recently try to sell super cheap PCs based on Linux, but they didn't sell well and were removed from store shelves. Would it be that different if they had a Google brand slapped on them?"

"I can't wait to see if any of these have any basis in fact. And if Google actually releases hardware, whatever it is, I'll be first in line."
--Inside Google

"If there's still any doubt that the Google wants to be the internet, there's a rumor that Google is in negotiations with Walmart to sell cheap PC's, possibly known as "Google Cubes", that connect you to the internet."

"What a great story, two of the world's most scariest companies uniting to take over the world.
--Clickety Clack