From the October 22 issue of the Gilbane Advisor…

Google and ambient computing

‘Ambient computing‘ has mostly been associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). There are many types of computing things. But the most important, from a world domination perspective, are those at the center of (still human) experience and decision-making; that is mobile (and still desktop) computing devices. The biggest challenge is the interoperability required at scale. This is fundamental to computing platform growth and competitive strategies (see Gassée’s question above). Ben Thompson analyzes Google recent announcements in this context. Read More

Also in this issue…

Microsoft puzzling announcements ● Integrated innovation and the rise of complexity ● Attention marketers: in 12 weeks, the CCPA will be the national data privacy standard. Here’s why