Google’s 10 toughest rivals

Google’s 10 toughest rivals

Apple, Microsoft and IBM among tech firms poised to ramp up competition with Google in 2010

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan
January 6, 2010 01:08 AM ET
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Network World – The biggest tech industry news story of the decade was undoubtedly the dramatic rise of Google. But will the search and online advertising juggernaut continue its dominance over the Internet economy in 2010? Not if the tech companies on our list can help it.

Until now, Google’s biggest “frenemies” were the traditional media: newspapers, magazines and TV stations that create online content Google searches and that buy online advertising from Google. But as its portfolio has grown to encompass more than 150 products — including free, hosted versions of popular software applications — Google has attracted an array of tech industry competitors…

1. Amazon  2. Apple   3. AT&T  4. Facebook  5. Hulu  6. IBM  7. Microsoft  8. Nokia  9. Verizon  10. Yahoo

[Also see: 10 cool things you didn’t know about Google]

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on January 14, 2010, in Google, Macs-Apple, Microsoft and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. positive competition is healthy. when a certain brand or company dominating an industry we hardly see any improvement as they are too comfortable with their position as a market leader. undeniably, the rise of google has ease the work of internet searching a lot. instead of using the word “search”, people now say “google” it.

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