It may not seem fair that Google's
A story over the weekend from the techies at CNET
Serving up cached pages to help speed up content delivery isn't exactly revolutionary, of course. Akamai
In the end, I think it's cool to see Google growing in software areas like desktop search and Web acceleration. These are likely to remain free programs, but it will give Google a broader base of regular users that it can serve ads to -- and that's important, since 98% of the company's revenues are coming from ads. Accelerating browsers? Sure. But what Google really wants is to accelerate its influence on your browsing life.
More reasons to ogle Google:
- The company is three-for-three when it comes to hitting Wall Street profit targets.
- There is a potentially fatal flaw, but these days, it doesn't seem likely to manifest.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz thinks that the new program's "you saved X.X seconds" feature is a bit hokey, but relevant. He owns shares in Akamai. The Fool has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.