This year’s Google I/O built on last year’s focus in a way that lends credence to Google’s longer-term goals. Plus, Pixel hardware and the problem of design by regulation.
Google IO: Google’s Reality, Workspace and Smart Canvas, Wear + Tizen
Google’s IO seemed boring, but taken in totality, revealed Google’s ambition to create a new reality. Plus Smart Canvas and the partnership between Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen.
Google Buys Fitbit, Why Fitbit is a Good Idea, Why It Isn’t
First some important updates about Stratechery, then Google is seeking to acquire Fitbit. Why the acquisition makes sense, and why it doesn’t.
Daily Update: Google, Intel, and TAG Heuer Announce Partnership; FTC Staff Recommended Suing Google for Antitrust Violations
Good morning, Look for the next episode of Exponent later today. It’s about advice and life and all sorts of other squishy stuff I’m probably sorely unqualified to discuss. Perhaps that will make it interesting. On to the update: Google, Intel, and TAG Heuer Announce Partnership From Bloomberg: Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is creating aSubscribe […]
Additional Thoughts on iWatch and Android Wear
A few points of follow-up on last week’s piece Android Where?: So What About iWatch? I only mentioned the iWatch tangentially in last week’s piece, which is just as well, for it gives me an opportunity to link favorably to this piece on Techpinions by industry veteran Tim Bajarin about the (alleged) iWatch: I actually […]
There is no questioning the scope of Google’s ambitions. Consider the fact that yesterday’s two-and-a-half hour keynote was shorter than the 2013 version, and that the two keynotes had almost zero overlap! While last year Google spent a lot of time both enhancing the Android development environment and Google+, this year was about extending Android […]