Following up on last month’s speculation on Google building their own Web browser:
On April 26, 2004, Google registered gbrowser.com. Here’s the relevent bit of the WHOIS for gbrowser.com:
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View
Domain Name: gbrowser.com
Created on…………..: 2004-Apr-26.
Expires on…………..: 2006-Apr-26.
Record last updated on..: 2004-Apr-26 16:46:39.
Thanks to Dave for the tip. Additionally, this NY Post article notes that Google is hiring folks formerly of Microsoft’s IE team as well as other people that would be good bets to work on a browser.
Update: There was a bug in Mozilla’s bug tracking system that was closed because “this is a duplicate of a private bug about working with Google. So closing this one.” More info at Blogzilla. Thx, Phil.