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Google Toolbar Bundled With RealPlayer  (View post)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 2, 2006
17 years ago6,080 views

Ok Lets see

Google Partners :

1. Mozilla (Default Home page and Search Engine in Firefox is Google)
2. AOL
3. Reuters
4. Real Networks
5. Adobe
6. Dell

Wow Google has covered almost all the bases. The browser, The Computer Manufacturer, The Music Service, The PDF Reader, The News Service and The old '90s Portal.

What's next ?

Obli [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

(Joke about RealPlayer is currently buffering...)

Joe [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

well the RealPlayer download size is about to get even bigger..... they're going to start distributing FireFox with it too

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Why does RealNetworks need to "sign a multi-year agreement with Mozilla to offer Firefox with download of RealPlayer"?

Firefox is free open-source software which RealNetworks can offer for download already. What's in this "multi-year" agreement for RealNetworks? And what's in it for the Mozilla Foundation?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

RN – Money
FF – Visibility, market growth

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

RN = Yep Money

FF = Visibility, More Market Share, hence More Revenues when People use Google or Yahoo to Search from the Search Box Top Right.

You gotta spend money to make money.

It's all part of the cycle.

Charles S [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

I love the buffering joke comment!!

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Also Real probably feel threatened by Microsoft streaming media, Firefox is a way of challenging their dominant position.

Yu [PersonRank 4]

17 years ago #

Hehe They need Itunes.

xDCDx [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Real Player used to include spyware, be bloated and unusable, but apporximately one year ago they undertook a radical philospohy change, and now it does not include spyware (it includes advertisements to online stores though, similar to the ones in itune or msn). The program it is faster and its interfaze is quite classy and not as much bloated.

Clearly Google noticed this and redeemed the player. This was previsible, as RealPlayer has been included along with Google Pack for some time.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

xDCDx, the ads can be disabled too.

However if you don't ....................

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Sohil, Google's Toolbar and Desktop are also delivered alongside JRE, from Sun – Toolbar is included by default, while Desktop is not – which is more significant than their inclusion in other third party software (like Irfanview, for example), but I'm not sure that it's an out and out 'partnership'.

Still, it's Java!

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Oops. Forgot all about that. Thanks Mr Bene. It was then that Google Office was speculated.

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