LA Times: The 800-Pound Google

The LA Times is reporting a new rumor about Google, Google PC, in this story: Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google – Los Angeles Times 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.

Why? How do they make money from this?

If Google is going to do hardware, it will most likely be something along the lines of what Robert X. Cringley hs been suggesting in his PBS columns, probably a device that lets you get video from a Google datacenter located in your cyberspace neighborhood.