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Monday, October 18, 2004
Could Google Desktop Be Used For P2P?
Paolo Massa Blog suggests Google might want to use Google Desktop as a basis for integrating P2P accross the web, or at least through Orkut. Personally, I think the idea is too far fetched. Google won't risk the lawsuits. It has lost plenty of money in the Overture lawsuit, and may lose more to Geico. Of course, adding simpler peer-to-peer file sharing to Orkut would be a good idea, and slightly more legal. But more of course, Lycos Circles already does that, as I mentioned last week. Thanks to ElfWord, a reader from the LJ mirror, for the link.

As a sidenote: a p2p-driven searchengine is currently being put together by the folks at
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