Amazon’s Hardware Event, Ring and Tesla, Luna

Amazon’s Alexa event was notable for how little it featured Amazon; perhaps that is why Tesla and Apple appear to be partners. Plus, the Luna gaming service.

Jio Follow-up, Google Cloud Next, Kurian vs. Google

Jio has two big obstacles to success; then, while most didn’t pay attention to Google Cloud Next, the progress Thomas Kurian is making is impressive.

Clearview AI, The Problem with Scraping, Tradeoffs

Clearview AI is billed as a story about facial recognition, but the most important questions it raises is about scraping. And, by doing so, it reveals how many trade-offs we have yet to confront.

Amazon Earnings, AWS Concerns, Google Earnings

Amazon’s earnings are encouraging because profits are down. Still, there is reason for concern around AWS. Then, Google’s top-line continues to impress, but the company continues to waste huge amounts of money, hurting the bottom line.

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.