What Wed Like to See from Google Before 2009 - Sixth Thing

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-08-22 Print this article Print

What We'd Like to See
from Google Before 2009

6. Google Web Services

Google App Engine was a big step forward in the company's cloud computing march, and an inch in the direction of competing with Amazon Web Services to offer cloud computing infrastructure. With its alleged 1 million servers and deep bench of technical experts, I'd like Google to challenge AWS by offering computing and storage infrastructure for businesses at large. If it doesn't, Microsoft or Yahoo may.

Can Google equal or surpass the $17.6 billion or so it earned in online advertising in 2007? That remains to be seen, as do several other things as Google hurtles forward in high-tech for the last four months of the year. In 2007, the company added some more irons to the fire with Android and OpenSocial, both of which should bear some fruit this year. But it's also lost key team members to rival Facebook. Here's what we'd like to see from Google before the New Year.

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