Online search engine Google is expected today (Jan. 6) to announce plans to distribute a bundle of more than a dozen proprietary and third party Internet applications, many of which compete with leadi

Online search engine Google is expected today (Jan. 6) to announce plans to distribute a bundle of more than a dozen proprietary and third party Internet applications, many of which compete with leading messaging, entertainment and search tools from Microsoft.

Among the software being offered in the "Google Pack" bundle is RealNetworks' RealPlayer jukebox. The bundle will include an installer application that keeps all Google Pack software up to date.