Google Moves to Keep Its Lead as Web Goes Mobile

Google’s expected unveiling on Tuesday of a rival to the iPhone is part of its careful plan to try to do what few other technology companies have done before: retain its leadership as computing shifts from one generation to the next.The rapid emergence of the smartphone as a versatile computing device may be as much a challenge as an opportunity for Google, which built its multibillion-dollar empire largely on the sale of small text ads linked to search queries typed on PCs.To read this report in The New York Times in full, see: see:Google challenges iPhone with launch of Nexus One mobile
Google is expected to launch its hotly-anticipated new mobile phone today in its most direct challenge yet to Apple’s hugely popular iPhone.The Nexus One, which boasts a highly-developed touch screen and other enhancements, is due to be unveiled at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley.

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