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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Google Mac

Google has created a page called Google Software Downloads for the Mac.



The offerings are a little paltry, but it's a nice thing to see nevertheless.

However, one has to wonder how far it will go. Mostly it's just widgets and Firefox extensions, and several of the items listed on the page were products that had already been developed by other companies, for the Mac, when those companies were purchased by Google.

In fact, it's highly likely that this page appeared by direction of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who joined Apple's board of directors in August.

"Apple is engaged in probably the most remarkable second act ever seen in technology," he told Time magazine. "Its resurgence is simply phenomenal and extremely impressive."

On another note: Is the slightly stylized Google logo on this page a portent of things to come? Will Google sport an updated logo soon, or is this just for the benefit of the Mac folks?



tags: Google, branding, logos, Mac, Apple

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