Web 2.0 Expo: Google’s Gundotra on Gmail, Mobile and That Twitter Rumor

In his keynote speech at last week’s Web 2.0 Expo, Vic Gundotra, Google’s vice president of engineering, reaffirmed that the future of tech is all about mobile. He demonstrated a crowd-pleasing prototype for Gmail written as a Web application for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and Google’s (GOOG) Android platform, which would allow users to access cached messages without an Internet connection.

The wireless Internet “is emerging as a viable platform,” he told the audience. “I don’t think people realize what you can do in the mobile Web because of these powerful browsers. Imagine if you were able to build an app that ran across all these phones because of the Web.”

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