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Which IT sector is Google not involved in?

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, December 10, 2009
4 years ago3,554 views

It is harder and harder for me to spot an IT sector in which Google does not offer products and services. Can you think of any IT sector where there is no Google product (yet)?

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

4 years ago #

Games

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Porn

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Hardware

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Franta: correct

Android Market has a section on Games.
Google Chrome OS has several feature requests in the bug tracking system written by googlers that demand games.

[put at-character here]Tom:

what's wrong with images.google.com and video.google.com?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Google is certainly involved in hardware:


news.cnet.com/i/bto/20081218/G ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Legacy App's

Online Banking
Transporation & SupplyChain
RFID
Crimainal Profiling s/w .. ?? :)-
FingerPrint and BioScan Identification S/w

..

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mathias your answer is not good.
So, according to you, FedEx is involved in every physical domain, because it can ship everything. Right?

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tom

Amazon is in the furniture industry if it sells furniture, even if it does not produce furniture.

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

And to go a step further. If a furniture shop opens up at Amazon marketplace, doesn't this count as well?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mathias, Google does not sell porn.. like other XXX rated sites do. Period. Images and Video which are upload and indexed are not the property of google.. only the indices to the content is!!

DroidDoes [PersonRank 0]

4 years ago #

CRM, ERP, domain name registration , database like Oracle or MySQL, IT education

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Game: images.google.com/imagelabeler ...

NoodleGei [PersonRank 1]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]DroidDoes
Database (early preview):

tables.googlelabs.com/

Domains:

domain name regstriation: look at Blogger.com, Google Sites and Apps

NoodleGei [PersonRank 1]

4 years ago #

very simple DB: Google Docs and the Google Visualization API:

code.google.com/intl/de-DE/api ...

NoodleGei [PersonRank 1]

4 years ago #

IT Education for Teacher:

google.com/educators/about.htm ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Google sells ads on porn sites. I reckon that makes them "involved in" the porn business, even though they're not behind the camera or in front of it.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

This technology matrix might come in handy to check some further fields:
blogoscoped.com/matrix/

/pd [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

LOL @Roger , Touche Bien!! In a way that makes sense.. :)-

que [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Project Mgmt
Diagramming (e.g. Visio)
Graphics (e.g. Photoshop)
CAD
Audio / Music Creation (e.g. Garage Band)
Movie Making (e.g. Final Cut)
Screen Capture (e.g. SnagIt)
Notes – now that Notebook is on life-support (e.g. Evernote)

Various Supply and Demand chain (some mentioned earlier)...
   On Board Computer System (Vehicle Performance)
   Warehouse/Yard Mgmt
   Inventory Mgmt
   Order Mgmt
   Transportation Mgmt
   Payroll Mgmt
   Customer Resource Mgmt
   Price Optimization

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger
Although I was refering to consumer hardware, good point :P

[put at-character here]Que
Diagramming – Basic functionality in Docs
Graphics – Picasa
CAD – Sketchup

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32:
> I was refering to consumer hardware...

You want to see consumer hardware? Here's a small sampling:

Google Icon Vase Speaker:
google-store.com/product_info. ...

YouTube 2GB Flash Drive:
google-store.com/product_info. ...

Google Mobile Phone Cleaner
google-store.com/product_info. ...

Google World Travel Adapter
google-store.com/product_info. ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger
OK you got me :P
Although I searched for things like speakers on the Google store before I posted my first comment and it didn't find anything :/

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Ah, I was looking on the US site. Probably because I assumed there would be a wider selection of products.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Actually Mrrix32 you are probably right, because these products are probably more "marketing trinket" than "consumer hardware".

I mean, surely no-one would pay as much as £12 for a 2GB flash drive. It's the YouTube logo they're really buying.

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger

In that case, they should sell a 0.1 Megabyte flash drive and use an auction tool to see how much people are willing to pay for.

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