David Card is opening the Google browser office pool. His theory? Microsoft’s announcement today of IE 7.0 is driven more by its view of Google’s browser plans than by supposed competitive inroads made by Firefox. It is a fine and entertaining theory, and I kinda wish I could believe it was true, but I’m still not convinced.
Other than keeping the folks at Slashdot off the street, why would Google enter the browser business? It can launch platform products via APIs that do not directly require consumer-facing browser technology, so … it is Occam’s Razor at work.