Follow-up Thursday: more on Google’s data exposure, then the The Battle for the Home rages on. Plus, Apple’s business model strikes again.
The Battle for the Home
Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook are battling for the home; what are their strengths, weaknesses, go-to-market strategies, and business models, and who is the favorite? Or does it matter?
Google, Exposures, and Breaches; Was Google Wrong?; The Political Considerations
Google had a data exposure, or was it a breach? The difference matters, but also misses the point of exactly what is dangerous for both end users and competition.
The Snap Memo, Snapchat’s Core Problem, Snap’s Bad Positioning
Evan Spiegel wrote a long memo to Snapchat that laid out the company’s problems perhaps more starkly than he appreciated.
China’s Alleged Hardware Hack, How the Attack (Allegedly) Happened, Believability and Implications
Bloomberg has published an explosive report alleging a hardware hack that has affected multiple companies, including Apple and Amazon; both deny it. What might have happened, who can be believed, and what might happen next?
Data Factories Follow-Up, Amazon’s Pay Raise, Amazon Makes Hay
Follow-up to Data Factories, then Amazon’s pay raise, which is of course good for workers and also, unsurprisingly, good for Amazon.
Facebook and Google and other advertising businesses are data factories, and regulation will be most effective if it lets users look inside
Microsoft Ignite, Weaknesses To Strengths, Amazon’s Device Announcements
Microsoft’s Ignite conference was another reminder that the company no longer focuses on the consumer, a point Satya Nadella emphasized as a strength. Then, Amazon helps explain why.