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eWeek has posted an interesting perspective on Google’s (true) business model. Some people call it innovation whereas this article calls it sort of the 1000 routes to advertising …
… Do you fear Google has its ladle in too many drinking wells online, so much so that it had diluted the company's quality? Are Google's only strengths search and advertising? These are important questions whose answers may well determine the company's future.
Jean-Louis Gassée, general partner for Allegis Capital normally focuses on the mobile ecosystem, but he has just published a nifty little analysis of Google's strategy of being everything to everyone, or as he calls it less eloquently: "Google's SOE (Strategy of Everything)."
Gassée compares Google's variegated Web services buckets as a periodic table. Actually, he uses Google's own API/code table to make his argument:
The breadth of Google's Web coverage is as astounding as it is fallible. I believe Gassée is correct when he observes that quality falls when companies try to fill too many gaps in the ecosystem. More on that later. Let's look at Google's raison d'etre, as Gassée added this salient point:
Google's one and only goal is to sell advertising. The path to this goal requires ''radiation pressure'': Google wants to make sure we don't escape their ads. They want to insert themselves into all aspects of our lives, to find out much as they can about as many aspects, activities, and relationships as possible.
Zag zojuist een tweet van @michielveenstra voorbij komen die mij naar de Endgadget site bracht :
Sonos S3 / Play:3 wireless all-in-one speaker system leaked by the feds
… Look what the FCC dragged in: it's a brand new, unannounced all-on-one speaker for inclusion in your Sonos wireless audio system. A mini S5, if you will, that goes by the name "Play:3" according to the black and white FCC labels -- a hint at black and white offerings just like the S5. Curiously, the FCC docs also refer to the Play:3 as the "S3" in keeping with Sonos' S5 nomenclature. Our friend Dave Zatz speculates that the diminutive size and name is a good indicator that the S3 / Play:3 will feature a trio of drivers and dedicated digital amplifiers, akin to the S5's five (two tweeters, two mids, and a subwoofer). And you know what? We'd have to agree. Now, given the S3's size and Sonos' proven ability to use software to perfectly synchronize audio across dozens of Sonos boxes, you'll have to forgive us for wondering if Sonos has a wireless 5.1 home theater solution up its sleeve. Well Sonos, do ya? Evidence of the Play:3 vs S3 naming conventions can be found after the break. ..
This is the very first official preview of Windows 8. Although I am “a little” biased … I can’t wait to get my hands on this. Just like Windows Phone 7 it is different than the “icon world” of many other vendors and Windows Phone 7 related to iPhone , Android proofs to me that it is not only different, it is very powerfull.
Imagine this on a slte device and compared to the iPad not having to “push the button” every time to switch to another app for your “multitasking experience”