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Hooch Tan
05-31-2012, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gigaom.com/2012/05/29/google-newchromebook-chromebox/' target='_blank'>http://gigaom.com/2012/05/29/google...book-chromebox/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"We often joke Google is like the old Microsoft &mdash; getting things wrong, bumbling its way into new markets, and getting things right on the third try. This seems to be quite true of Google&rsquo;s efforts to develop a cloud PC. Google and its partner, Samsung, are launching a new Chromebook and Chromebox today, targeting them at the educational and corporate customers."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1338495531.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Google likes Chrome.&nbsp; It created a browser named Chrome.&nbsp; It launched a netbook like device called the Chromebook.&nbsp; It looks like they are back, and in addition to updating its portable funtoy, you can say hello to the Chromebox.&nbsp; It does not roll off the tongue like iPad, or iPhone, but I suppose that is the name they are sticking with.&nbsp; I never heard of much success with the original Chromebook, but it appears that the new strategy they are taking, that is, targeting corporate and education markets, makes more sense.&nbsp; One of the biggest benefits of the whole Chrome ecosphere is asset management.&nbsp; A person's profile is not really stored on the computer, but in the cloud.&nbsp; With the ChromeSomethingSomething, someone can switch between two different devices and largely get the same experience which is big karma for large organizations.&nbsp; I am sure that individuals can also get some ChromeLove, but the money is in big markets.</p>