Status: Occurring Prediction: Google will know all “Google knows your dark, ugly, dirty truths. Your transcribed Google Voice messages reveal you argued nonstop on that island vacation as your kids yelled, “I hate you!” in the background. Your search history shows all your liposuction research, as your Photoshop bills skyrocket. Several of your eHarmony dates […]
Samsung just launched its Note 9 smartphone. Like its predecessors and siblings, it’s a mule. Over the years, I’ve consulted to Samsung, analyzed its mobile strategy, and owned/rooted its Galaxy S2, S5 and S9+ phones. In 2011, I noticed a light sprinkling of Samsung apps on my Galaxy S2. By the time I reviewed the
The new market share for Windows Phone are brutal. According to Kantar Worldpanel, Microsoft’s share dropped from 4.7% to 3.6% in the US by May 2014 vs last year. It’s also declining in Germany, flat-lining in Brazil, and completely vanishing in China. To a heated, two-horse race, Microsoft brought a donkey. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. After all, how
(This piece originally appeared on Forbes) The demise of Google+ is a cautionary tale of rivalry, missed opportunity, and of course, drunk geeks waltzing. (…I’ll explain.) As an active user of Google+ and casual clairvoyant of Google’s strategy, it’s no surprise that you’re almost as likely to be bodyboarding with Gisele Bündchen as reading this sentence on Google+. While Google+ loyalists hunt
This is a subscriber-only update to Steve Faktor’s Deconstructing Google Strategy article in Forbes. It’s a deep-dive into what Google & its competitors might do next.
After Google’s I/O announcements, I flashed back to a dozen or so conversations I’ve had with executives and entrepreneurs about what Google is doing. Reading between the lines, some imagined buying yachts after a Google acquisition. Others feared downgrading to an inner tube if Google entered their space. The best way to think about what Google might
Beware of building your business or career on someone else’s platform—a survival guide.
It wasn’t long ago that bashing Microsoft was as cool as Hootie and the Blowfish and Blossom. There was no shortage of material – mangled pasting in Office, hideous mobile apps, and spooky Windows error messages that made you build a panic room. Even governments got in on it. The EU forced Microsoft to remove anti-competitive features from Windows. I think they