Google's EULA for Chrome claims the right to use, redistribute, and
profit from, any content created in Chrome.
That would include this email, blog entries, and so on. But more
scarily, it could be extended to my RIAs. Which are used by
securities traders. If they run my app in Chrome, does Google think
it has any rights to those customers' financial data?
I can't imagine anything that would scare customers away from RIAs
faster. No matter how good it is for designers and developers of
RIAs, if customers believe their data is at risk by using this browser
they'll flop in the commercial space. I wouldn't be surprised to see
Chrome barred from corporate desktops if this is really their
approach. (Individuals may be less sensitive - I suppose it will vary
from person to person and depend a lot on whether Google really uses
those rights it claims. Corporations are much more risk-averse.)
It's still very early in the game, but I'm not liking what I'm seeing
so far, regardless of how cool the technology is.