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The real reason Google is making Chrome


The real Labor Day storm wasn’t Gustav, it was Google’s announcement, by comic book no less, that it was releasing its own Web browser: Chrome.

So why is Google doing this? First, off let me tell what it’s not. It’s not an attempt to kill off Internet Explorer or Firefox. Google just renewed its partnership with Mozilla and that deal, which runs through 2011 accounts for 85% of Mozilla’s income.

So what is it then? There are five reasons why Google is doing this, and, if you read the comic book closely – yes, I’m serious – and you know technology you can see the reasons for yourself. These, in turn, lead to what I think is Google’s real goal for Chrome.

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