Google are teaming up with Verizon Wireless to deliver a hand-held tablet computer like the Apple iPad according to the Wall Street Journal. This is hardly a surprise and has been long expected in light of Google’s imminent launch of their own e-book store in the shape of Google Editions, which will see them become a global search engine, e-tailer and publisher, combining all the elements of search, find and purchase.
In the coming years, we may be about to embrace a world where Apple, Amazon and Google become the major forces in every piece of information we search for and wish to purchase online. Are we about to enter a new decade where publishers will have a secondary presence, and power will be defined by the global hand able to reach out the furthest with the best technology?
Tiz looking more likely!