Google On A Stick
from the pushing-the-software dept
People have been saying that Google’s software products (toolbar, desktop search) are increasingly important to Google’s growth strategy — which explains why the company has been pushing so hard to get people to use both lately. The latest, is that Lexar Media will be including Google’s desktop apps on its USB flash drives, so that people will automatically have them. While it certainly doesn’t hurt, you have to wonder how many people will suddenly be interested, just because it shows up on their USB drive. Also, it seems like Google’s desktop search might not be the type of app you’d want on a USB drive — since it could lead to odd situations depending on whose computer you plugged the drive into. Some people might not want you seeing their local files when you do a search, just because you’re using a keydrive on their machine.