Category Archives: Tech Economics

The cloud wars explained: Amazon is dominating, but Microsoft and Google are striking back by https://is.gd/POqSMl

Amazon’s cloud service is its most profitable unit. Microsoft has pegged its future to its cloud computing businesses, leading to a very enthusiastic response from Wall Street.

Google, too, is betting big on cloud computing as something that could be bigger than its advertising business.

What exactly are these companies selling? Who’s buying it? And why is one company that wasn’t even in enterprise technology a decade ago — Amazon — beating the pants off everyone else?

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Visualizing “Things To Come” – A Timeline Of Future Technology by https://is.gd/8qV2Lj

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Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult…..

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Google introduces the feed, a news stream of your evolving interests by https://is.gd/rPDAEl

More than four years after the launch of Google Now, the company has fully dissolved its AI assistant into the DNA of many of its core product offerings.

Today, Google is delivering an update to the feed it introduced to its Google app last year, bringing more attention to showcasing the information its knowledge graph has built on users while allowing them to “follow” certain topics and people to shape what they’re seeing in the feed, as well.

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60 Countries’ Digital Competitiveness, Indexed by https://is.gd/afvGsP

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It is barely 20 years since Sergey Brin and Larry Page registered the domain name google.com, and only 10 years since Steve Jobs walked onto a stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPhone. Yet in this short period, digital technologies have upended our world.

We introduced the Digital Evolution Index in HBR in 2015 to trace the emergence of a “digital planet,” how physical interactions — in communications, social and political exchange, commerce, media and entertainment — are being displaced by digitally mediated ones.

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What your company can learn from Google’s Area 120 model by https://is.gd/L1fBS0

Big companies are too slow, too disorganized and too stuck under the weight of outdated playbooks and bad habits to benefit from opportunities to innovate.

That’s the picture the latest report by accelerator 500 Startups paints after surveying over 100 corporate executives that oversee innovation, including collaborating or investing in startups.

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