So yesterday I wrote about Microsoft’s new venture Bing, in which they’re attempting to scrap past mistakes and push the market leader Google in terms of search. So what does Google do? Today, they announce plans to essentially unify communication on the web in a new product called Google Wave. Why use e-mail when you can have a real time conversation instead? It’s not available to the general public until later this year, but when you consider this and Google Voice, it seems that Google isn’t focused on search, but changing communications and information paradigms.
Instead of just organizing search results like Microsoft and others, Google feels like it’s trying to introduce new ways of creating and using information as well. When you look at the forrays Google is making into the user’s internet experience (from browser to information) and the expectation of nearly 20 Android phones by the end of the year it feels like Google is on the cusp of a change as big as MS-DOS to Windows. Stay tuned, it all looks pretty cool.