For the past few years I’ve got into the habit of starting the new year with an article consolidating my thoughts on where we’re at with consumer digital technology; looking at the landscape, and at what the biggest players are doing—my focus is mostly on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, but it’s not exclusively on […]
I have a theory. Yes, another one. This time it’s about Google, and how I think they’re taking another bite at the messaging apple. And if I’m right, I think they have a better chance of success than previous efforts. tl;dr: I think Google are going to use some of their biggest existing properties to launch their third wave of messaging.
Tim Cook recently made a speech attacking Silicon Valley companies (e.g. Google and Facebook) for making money by selling their users’ privacy. The problem with what he said is that, first of all, it’s fundamentally incorrect. As Ben Thompson points out (subscription required): It’s simply not true to say that Google or Facebook are selling off […]
In a recent interview, Sundar Pichai of Google discusses improvements in the accuracy of their voice recognition: Just in the last three years, we have taken things like error in word recognition down from about 23 percent to 8 percent. That’s the difference between misunderstanding one word in four, to one word in twelve; the difference between completely […]