Open, Closed, and Privacy

Just as encryption is only viable on closed systems, so it is that increased privacy regulations will only entrench walled gardens. That should affect thinking on regulation.

Five Years, Facebook’s Apology, Facebook’s New Scandal

First, a reminder that social media has big benefits, before diving back in to Facebook’s burgeoning scandal; it seems clear the company doesn’t understand exactly what it is facing.

Apple at Its Best

Apple’s original competitive advantage — the integration of hardware and software — is more durable than disruption theory would suggest.

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.

Boring Google

Google’s I/O was exactly what you would expect from Google, and that’s a great sign for the company.

Google Assistant Added to Android, Amit Singhal Out at Uber

Google Assistant is being added to Android, which makes the company’s previous statements and actions even more confusing than they already are. Then, another controversy hits Uber, but Google is implicated as well — along with the entire industry.

Google and the Limits of Strategy

Google went wrong in the past by abandoning their horizontal business model; are they repeating their mistake, or does the future give them no choice?