With all the din around Apple’s new laptops and Intel iMacs, no surprise Google’s release Google Earth for Mac did not get much play. With the exception of a miniscule program, GMail Status for Mac, this is indeed the first major Mac release from the company which wants to “organize” world’s information.
Gizmodo was wondering earlier that where in the heck was Google at the Macworld 2006 show? And what was it doing at some 3D modeling software company’s booth anyway? Maybe after spending millions on CES, wasn’t any moolah left over for the Macworld. Looks, as they say are deceiving. The company was in a side room, and was aggressively courting Mac developers. It even had printed collateral on display, which tells me two things: apparently, it has realized that by not supporting mac, it would miss out on the right 5% of the world’s information. (Okay Apple Fan Joke!)
On a more serious note, the company is building out its apple ranks, and that tells me it is working hard to bring more Apple ready products. A Google Talk client with voice features will be nice, even though the current GTalk can work through iChat in a IM mode only.