Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Investor doesn't see browser in Google's future | CNET News.com

Investor doesn't see browser in Google's future | CNET News.com: ""Browsers are going to come back...We'll see a lot of innovation," said Doerr, speaking to a roomful of attendees at the Web 2.0 conference here. He added that as new browsers come onto the market, Google's application protocol interfaces and advertising network will be there to plug into and support them.
Doerr later joked, however, that just because he was on the board of Google didn't necessarily mean he knew what they were doing.
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More broadly, Doerr said he thought of the next phases of Internet development in terms of the scientific theory known as string theory, which posits that there are seven parallel universes. The 'near' Web represents the PC; the 'far' Web stands for television; the 'here' Web represents mobile devices; the 'business to business' Web for XML, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and other backend technologies; and the 'weird' Web is for 3D experiences or virtual worlds that could be developed. Doerr said he had yet to come up with the seventh."
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