Google’s hardware event shows the company’s commitment both to devices and to artificial intelligence; just doing what you are good at, though, is not always enough.
Google had great earnings again, although the usual questions — and a new one, about Google Cloud — remain unanswered. Then, Microsoft returned to annual revenue growth, an impressive milestone in the company’s turnaround.
Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.
AWS seems to have a dominant position in enterprise computing, but Google is trying to change the rules to favor their inherent strengths.
Google is unique in that their business was built on being the best. The company, though, benefited from the open web. That is not the case in mobile.
Google is signaling that it is getting serious about the cloud, so success is certain. Or is it? What actually matters in building an adjacent business for a different kind of market?