Why is Chrome so important to Google? It's a 'locked-in user'

Why is Chrome so important to Google? It's a 'locked-in user'
Google's Chrome browser historically has looked like just another side project for the company. Sure Chrome is a speedy browser. Sure Google has garnered impressive market share in a short time. And yes Google gets to push browser development a bit.
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With Dogpile Beating Google In Satisfaction, Owner InfoSpace Needs To Reinvent
InfoSpace recently sold both its local and directory assets and its mobile platform business to Idearc/Superpages and Motricity respectively. So what's left? Specifically Dogpile and its cousins Metacrawler, Webcrawler and the domain InfoSpace.com.
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Startpage Launches Anonymous Web Search
It also competes with Infospace's Dogpile, WebCrawler and MetaCrawler in metasearch, or returning results from multiple search engines. It is also exploring ways to offer private email. (Editing by David Holmes). © Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights …
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