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Google browser rumors resurrected

According to Ryan Naraine, Google has hired well-known browser hacker Michal Zalewski to help make their products more secure.

Zalewski has an established history of exposing security holes in various software products, particularly the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers…

I can’t help but wonder if they could be wanting him specifically to help vet a Google Browser. As you may recall, there’s been supposition for years now that Google could be looking to build their own browser. Although Google executives have previously demurred, saying they would only build a browser only “…if we thought there was a real user benefit,” whois records show that they must’ve considered that very possibility since they registered a domain name for “gbrowser.com“.

Of course, Zalewski’s talents could be intended to be used on any of a number of other applications such as the Google Toolbar.

We can’t completely escape the fact that having their own browser could be very advantageous and complimentary to their various other products and initiatives, particularly as they are now competing overtly with the various products from Microsoft.

4 comments for Google browser rumors resurrected »

  1. MyAvatars 0.2

    (Rumor) (ING) Un navegador Google?…

    Resucitan rumores de la posible creación de un navegador web por Googl…

    Trackback by meneame.net — 8/15/2007 @ 6:57 am


  2. MyAvatars 0.2

    With Google’s push for the use of Firefox would a possible acquisition of Mozilla be a more likely scenario?

    Just a thought…

    Comment by Shannon — 8/17/2007 @ 11:57 am


  3. MyAvatars 0.2

    I think there is only one Web 2.0 ready browser, Opera, that you will see if you download the last version and hit view + style.

    I am from Norway, and can say that IE, is one of the worst products MS have ever delivered.

    Comment by Kjell Bleivik — 8/17/2007 @ 2:06 pm


  4. MyAvatars 0.2

    I’ve not heard any more about this. You?

    Comment by Scott Clark — 9/24/2007 @ 2:38 pm


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