Erm... this is news?
According to Cnet yesterday, author Stephen Arnold believes Google will build an empire to rival Microsoft after "closely analyzing Google patents, engineering documents and technology".
Mr. Arnold "has concluded that Google has a grand ambition--to push the information age off the desktop and onto the Internet. Google, he argues, is aiming to be the network computer platform for delivering so-called "virtual" applications, or software that allows a user to perform a task on any device with an Internet connection."
Umm. Ok. Thanks for that update ;) Here's some more news. After a detailed analysis of my left foot, some gum wrapper and my daughter's Tickle-me-Elmo I've discovered that "Apple has a grand ambition to build a platform for delivering so-called "virtual" music. Rumors abound they may offer portable 'hardware' to play this music as well". It's probably just crazy talk...