In Three Years Desktops Will Be Irrelevant - Google Sales Chief

Friday Mar 5th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Google spreads the message that the future of computing will be mobile and cloud-based.

Silicon Republic: In a speech at the Digital Landscapes conference Google Europe's John Herlihy told a stunned audience, "In three years time, desktops will be irrelevant. In Japan, most research is done today on smart phones, not PCs." He continued, “Mobile makes the world’s information universally accessible. Because there’s more information and because it will be hard to sift through it all, that’s why search will become more and more important. This will create new opportunities for new entrepreneurs to create new business models – ubiquity first, revenue later.”

His comments echo earlier statements by Google CEO Eric Schmidt that the company will be focusing on mobile and cloud computing in the future.

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