As the company has been prone to brag from time to time, Alphabet’s Google has seven services claiming over a billion monthly active users (MAUs): Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube, Android, Gmail, the Play Store and Google Chrome. Of the seven, Google Chrome is arguably the one that gets the least attention and praise. After all, web browsers are more than two decades old now, and a large portion of Internet usage has migrated to apps (smartphone apps particularly).
But as new disclosures help show, Chrome’s momentum remains quite strong, and the browser’s strategic value to Google is as big as ever. Continue reading “Google Chrome’s worth to Google is more than many realize”