Google Should Be in the Browser Biz

The move would be key in helping the outfit expand beyond search, tie its many offerings together, and hold off Microsoft

Most folks figured the "browser wars" had gone the way of Beta vs. VHS. But recent moves by Google (GOOG ) have sparked speculation that the search giant could enter the browser business and restart competition in a market dormant since Microsoft (MSFT ) squashed Netscape in the '90s.

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