Google and Ambient Computing

Google presented a vision of ambient computing that goes beyond the smartphone. The company is well-placed, but faces challenges both in the marketplace and in the mirror.

What Is a Tech Company?

The question of “What is a tech company” comes down to how much software and its unique characteristics affects the company’s core business.

Intel and the Danger of Integration

Intel is in an increasingly bad position in part because it has been captive to its integrated model. Or, you could simply say they were disrupted.

The End of Windows

The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft, marking the end to a four-year process of changing Microsoft’s culture.

Amazon Health

Amazon Health doesn’t seem like much now, but there are hints it could be the ultimate application of Aggregation Theory.

Books and Blogs

Blogs are no longer a writing platform for new entrants; they are better than books for the ongoing development of ideas.