Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google: I don’t think this will actually happen in a million years, but it’s fun to think about.
Google will unveil its own low-price personal computer or other device that connects to the Internet.
Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., among other retailers, to sell a Google PC. The machine would run an operating system created by Google, not Microsoft’s Windows, which is one reason it would be so cheap — perhaps as little as a couple of hundred dollars.
On the other hand, the LA Times isn’t a shady outfit. It’s not like this is coming from some rumor mill.