Sometimes analysis is about what will happen, not what should happen. Then, two big acquisitions in the data analytics face: Google’s purchase of Looker makes sense, while Salesforce is paying a steep price for Tableau.
The Google Cloud Next keynote was a big improvement: Google Cloud is focusing on its go-to-market strategy, and building products that make tactical sense relative to AWS.
Companies succeed or fail not based on technology but rather according to their ability to integrate within their value chains.
Google’s Earnings are increasingly problematic because the company doesn’t break out critical information about its business. Then, Other Bets compensation, and why Google’s 30% App Store take shows Apple’s power.
The AWS re:Invent conference had two important themes: the importance of hybrid offerings and machine learnings; then, unsurprisingly, YouTube’s premium video efforts ended up not working out.
Google Cloud has a new CEO: the news is a surprise at first glance, but may make more sense than it seems. To understand why, look at VMWare, outgoing Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene’s most famous startup.
More on IBM and Red Hat, then Microsoft and Amazon’s earnings.
IBM has bought Red Hat in an attempt to recreate its success in the 90s; it’s not clear, though, that the company or the market is the same.
More on The Moat Map, and how it applies to Uber, YouTube, Spotify and the public cloud.
Google’s Earnings show rapidly rising expenses, which makes sense as the company seeks to grow outside of its core competency. Plus, why even Google is often better off investing instead of expanding.