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Caleb Kraft
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Re: Grading the field
Caleb Kraft   10/30/2013 2:19:31 PM
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It certainly doesn't hurt that google has the leverage and foresight to aquire so many inventive new companies.

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krisi   10/29/2013 8:01:44 PM
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I agree Rick, Samsung without software is crippled...but Google has good chances...but it could be someone else winning it all at the end...IBM? artificial intelligence (or some other version of Watson) will take over in 10 years...I see little response from Google on that front

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hazydave   10/29/2013 3:57:03 PM
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Yeah, I think Google is winning.  Some of that's based on Google's viewpoint... they pretty much want to make the internet work for everyone, since that's where they live and mostly where their money comes from. That's pretty powerful.

Devices by themselves... that's pretty 20th Century. The internet by itself... very 90s. But hooking together is very cool. And the better that works, the better you're going to like devices that bring that particular vision.

So here's an example. Over the weekend, I bought a few CDs at a yard sale and ripped them on my PC. Today, I bought another couple of online discs. Ok, I know, album purchases are also so 20th century, but that's how I roll. I bought those albums on Amazon. Next I'm checking my Google Music Player for other stuff to play while I'm working... and both the CDs from the weekend and the brand new stuff I bought on Amazon is already in the Google player.

There are plenty of times my smartphone (Samsung/Google Nexus) or tablet (Samsung) are away from the internet -- going 100% "cloud" is not a good idea, and may never be. But making things work so transparently, syncing my whole music library without even worrying where I happen to be, or notes I write on my tablet, or my email, my web browser configuration, etc. The net isn't taking us "post-device" but it does promise to take us past the point that any specific device is all that important.

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Grading the field
rick merritt   10/29/2013 3:23:16 PM
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I give Samsung an A for effort and Apple a B for good incremental moves.

But the big G has the best shot from where I sit.

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