Google Finance?August 25th, 2005 | Posted by in Business Strategy | Interesting News | Miscellaneous
Is there a limit to too much diversity in a company’s product and service offerings?
Rumors are circulating (B2DAY & SiliconBeat) that Google is gearing up to launch Google Finance. Why? For a good old fashion joust with Yahoo! Finance of course. It’s not enough that the Big G has gone head to head with the Big Y! on pretty much everything else so far…if one is to dominate the world, one must have a financial portal.
But honestly, is it really necessary for Google to continue to branch out? News, email, shopping, and a host of other features dot the offerings of this once minimalistic and simple-yet-powerful search engine. When do we talk about brand dilution? About overcommitment? About the fact that a slightly more 2005-era design treatment to the Big G’s properties might be more welcome than simply one more financial portal, which really only saves me the effort of dropping down that finance.yahoo.com bookmark…
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