A timely Google reality check
"Google has the default search box in [Apple] Safari and in [Mozilla] Firefox. Instead of partnering with these companies and claiming the parts of the browsing experience that make money, Google is doing its best to alienate these organizations to claim browser share," Gartenberg said. "I am not sure why and what they are hoping to accomplish here."
Gartenberg said Chrome gives him the feeling that Google created a browser for the sake of creating a browser. In the long run, he's not sure Chrome will further Google's ambitions in the manner Google is expecting.
"Chrome doesn't bring any revenues in and of itself. They are certainly not selling the browser. You do have to wonder: If Google is going to start alienating its partners, like Mozilla and Apple, is this a good opportunity for Microsoft?" Gartenberg said. "One does have to question if this is really the business Google wants to be in."