Google acquires Spark Laptop domains – are laptops aimed at kids on the way?

Acer Chromebook

Is Google planning to release a kid-friendly or student-friendly laptop that runs the Google Chrome OS operating system?

This is just speculation, understand. 

But this week, Google acquired a handful of Spark Laptop domain names like SparkLaptop.com and SparkLaptops.com through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor.  According to WHOIS history, before November 29, the domains were privately registered.  Now the WHOIS records show Google as the registrant.

Google also acquired SparkBuy.com and SparkBuyMail.com.

Google began selling its Chromebook personal computer commercially this past summer, which were produced by Samsung and Acer.  

Last year, Best Buy partnered with Toshiba to develop a line of laptops made for kids called First Spark.  

It is possible that Google is planning to develop a similar laptop? Or does Google have entirely different plans for the names?

Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

(Photo of Acer Chromebook via Steven Walling)

1 comments
Emerging Domains
Emerging Domains

This is really disturbing to me: today someone registered, SparkTablets.com! The WhosIs says, creation date Deceber 1st. Someone in Korea registered SparkTablet.com back in 2009. In my view, you can't build the laptop brand without the corresponding tablet - too bad! MarkMonitor doesn't impress me much, protectio-wise.