Google announced ARCore, which is basically copying ARKit (and abandoning Project Tango). The company that stands to benefit the most from the news is actually Apple.
Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
Apple had several announcements that were relatively boring from a product perspective but very interesting when it comes to strategy. Plus, its new “Clips” app may point to new products in the future.
Workplace by Facebook is very compelling, but success will require full-on commitment from both Facebook and adopting companies. Plus, if Facebook is serious about enterprise they should buy Okta, and why Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for VR makes me uneasy.
Pokémon Go is a phenomena. What matters, though, is what it says about Nintendo and the way it might approach mobile going forward. Plus, what makes a good product, and why the augmented reality hype is both overblown yet justified.
The Oculus Rift officially launches today, and will be followed soon by the HTC Vive and the Sony PlayStation VR. I’m optimistic about virtual reality, but I still don’t understand why Facebook is involved: the company should learn from Google and Android.
I continue to think that CES is getting more interesting, thanks to the maturation of the smartphone. Then, the differences between augmented and virtual reality, and how that explains the resilience of video games.
Microsoft’s hardware event was very compelling on multiple levels: what it said about Windows, what it said about Microsoft, and what it said about Satya Nadella.
Good morning, Just a reminder, there will be no Daily Update tomorrow, as I will be traveling with my family. In addition, the plan is to launch an updated design of Stratechery, along with a brand new membership system, and a Discourse-based discussion forum this coming Monday. There shouldn’t be any interruption in the daily […]
Good morning, I apologize that this Daily Update is late; I’m actually posting from San Francisco, having just arrived on an overnight flight from Taipei. I’ll be up and down the West Coast for the next week, and plan on attending the Apple Watch event next Monday, so Daily Updates may be a bit irregular. […]