Description:There’s a little parlor game that people in Silicon Valley like to play. Let’s call it, Who’s Losing?
Date: Jan 20. 2016
There are currently four undisputed rulers of the consumer technology industry: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, now a unit of a parent company called Alphabet. And there’s one more, Microsoft, whose influence once looked on the wane, but which is now rebounding.
So which of these five is losing? A year ago, it was Google that looked to be in a tough spot as its ad business appeared more vulnerable to Facebook’s rise. Now, Google is looking up, and it’s Apple, hit by rising worries about a slowdown in iPhone sales, that may be headed for some pain. Over the next couple of weeks, as these companies issue earnings that show how they finished 2015, the state of play may shift once more. read rest of story
1. Does this narrative of the tech industry give you positive view of of tech development going forward ? why or why not?
2. “Tech people like to picture their industry as a roiling sea of disruption” Do you agree with this statement, why or why not?