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.

Google Fights Back

At Google I/O, Google was the opposite of defensive: the company set out to make the case that its approach made for better products that makes people’s lives better

The Battle for the Home

Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook are battling for the home; what are their strengths, weaknesses, go-to-market strategies, and business models, and who is the favorite? Or does it matter?

New Alexa Devices, Amazon and the EU Commission

Why is Amazon selling more Alexa devices? More broadly, do the company’s house brands leave it susceptible to an antitrust challenge?

Google’s Search for the Sweet Spot

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.