Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Google giving conventional businesses sleepless nights
Businesses such as retail and manufacturing are beginning to feel the heat as Google blazes newer trails in its effort to digitize nearly every aspect of our lives. Goggle Print, still disputed because of its ability to provide searchable databases of all reading material the world's ever known, was only the beginning. By letting customers know the best deals, it can seriously jeopardize the business interests of retail giants like Wal-Mart. It can, in the words of an expert, bring about exactly those changes which we always expected from the Internet, but which we are witnessing only now, thanks largely to Google. Now I am no Google loyalist (2 posts in quick succession notwithstanding) but you cannot overlook the way technology's taking over our lives, and Google is very much the leader of the gang.