Good question, Kicheko! Microsoft is well on its way to becoming a 'hardware' company over time (Kinect, XBOX, XBOX 360, Keyboard, Mouse)... owning the hardware to work with the software in an integrated proprietary manner is their next corporate 'evolution', I think.
I think that Google's growth isn't something to worry about. And good for them if they can grow. But to grow is one thing, to profit is another. They need to be able to do both in order to stay successful.
I tend to agree with you, Nathan. Everything will be fine with Master Google unless it tries to extend its conquer to other galaxies where Master Apple reigns, for instance. Meanwhile, the subjects await. :)
Kind of :) My thoughts are; I see Google selling the hardware side of the Motorola business. Google does software and non-tangibles well, very well (i.e. search, OS, advertising, etc). Hardware just isn't their forte.
Kim, I would agree that it's good to see Google getting into a market where it could potentially innovate in a profitable way, particularly as search declines or stagnates. Whether it will succeed here is a different question entirely.
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I've been writing about how the next evolution of the Internet might just be an advertising revolution, and how corporate IT can stay involved as the enablers and providers of the technologies that make this possible.
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