Google Rumors Keep On Coming

from the mm-hmm dept

Fresh off the (since denied) rumors of a Google PC comes a surge of stories about the Google Cube -- a tiny device with all sorts of I/O connections that would do all sorts of nifty multimedia and home automation stuff, which sounds pretty far-fetched. As News.com points out, all this started with a Robert Cringely column back in November, and has gained speed thanks to the arrival of the CES show, as well as an investment bank writing a report about it (hey, whatever it takes stock analysts to get that share price to 600, right?). Cringely, of course, is no stranger to unbridled speculation, uncorroborated predictions or Google -- the week before talking about the Cube, he said Google was planning to build a "parallel Internet" with shipping-container data centers. Some other people are talking about the Google Panda Army, but me, I'm waiting for the Google mayonnaise to put on the Google turkey sandwich I'm having for lunch. If Google wants to enter a low-margin, dying business, why wouldn't they want to make mayonnaise too? Apparently no facts are required the first week of the year, in order to get the speculation started off right.
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