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Google Buys CellPhone Software Company Android

     
11:53 pm on Aug 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[businessweek.com...]

In what could be a key move in its nascent wireless strategy, Google (GOOG ) has quietly acquired startup Android Inc., BusinessWeek Online has learned. The 22-month-old startup, based in Palo Alto, Calif., brings to Google a wealth of talent, including co-founder Andy Rubin, who previously started mobile-device maker Danger Inc.
1:51 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Cool!

(Don't forget the Mantra, laser focus on wireless)

8:11 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Its all happening for Google at the moment, It looks like they're next big master plan is in full swing.

I wonder what else they will need...

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a secret underground lair and a gigantic frickin laser on the moon....
9:56 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Very interesting. I don't think it's just about search either - I believe they have presence on their mind.
11:18 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sharks with LASER BEAMS, he he he!
11:47 am on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does Google dream of electric sheep?
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May be this is next one:)

Google set to buy the GoGooroa Island

googland dot com

7:19 pm on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Did anyone visiting the Google headquarters see a white cat running around?
9:26 pm on Aug 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What, the white cats with the diamond collars?
8:08 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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maybe some ill tempered mutated nerds...
8:58 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Looks like a good entry point into what I've coined as 4 dimensional searching -- the KEY to localsearch.

Think of a search which takes into account a users location and time. Only possible with GPS and phones with assisted GPR or cell based location data.

Type in "happy hour" or Pizza Delivery into any google search today and you get fairly irrelevant results.

I'd personally like to see some protocols being developed based around bluetooth for crawling location data ... think of shops broadcasting their special deals via bluetooth, this getting picked up by cell phone based crawlers.....

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What I find most interesting about this article is that:

The company mentions that the 22-month-old startup, based in Palo Alto, California, brings a wealth of talent, including co-founder Andy Rubin, who previously started mobile-device maker Danger Inc.

Danger Inc. was the company that created Dodgeball.com, another company that G purchased.

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..netting possibly a key player in its push into wireless, "the next frontier in search"

This is a remarkable coincidence. I submitted my WAP Deck URL to Google Wireless Search 33 months ago. The URL was added to Google WEB Search within 30 days but it did not show up in Google Wireless Search until this week.