Analyst: Google's gaming plans will benefit, well, Google
Lazard Captial Markets analyst Colin Sebastian came away from the summit with visions of a social gaming network that integrates some of the best pieces from Google's disparate parts. From Google Checkout (which could be used to drive game and virtual good sales), to Google's Chrome browser (which would see increased prominence for its upcoming Google Chrome Web Store) to the Android mobile phone OS and Marketplace (which "could over time eclipse the App Store"), Sebastian thinks many areas of Google business are set to benefit from social gaming. Nice to know we're not alone in thinking of these relationships.
On a related note, does anyone else think that the fact Google is holding an exclusive ThinkGaming Summit is a good indication they're serious about this gaming thing?