10 Ways Google Is Working Towards World Domination

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    Don Reisinger

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1. The Obvious: Search

Google continues to invest in search, a market it has dominated for years. Google has used that position of prominence to woo users to try its other services.

Google started out with a simple goal -- to deliver the best search engine in the business -- and since achieving that has expanded into, well, just about everything.. From advertising to mobile operating systems to even desktop operating systems, Google is pushing for a leadership position in each and every market.

If that sounds familiar, it's because Microsoft tried something similar in the 1990s. And although the company was somewhat successful in achieving that goal, it was met with stiff criticism for trying to take over the world. Critics considered Microsoft the "evil empire."

In retrospect, that actually wasn't the case. And many of the innovations that we enjoy today are thanks to Microsoft's efforts. But now as Google makes a stronger push into so many markets, could this search giant be bent on world domination? Here's a look at Google's march towards even greater power and influence.

This article was originally published on 2012-01-23
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.