The Battle for the Home – Stratechery by Ben Thompson


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If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be the computer users carried with them (won by Apple in terms of profits, and Google in terms of marketshare), the outlines of the current battle came sharply into focus over the last month: what company will win the race to be the computer within which users live?
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8 weeks ago by terry
"Google does face questions about privacy: the company collects data obsessively — right up to the creepy line, as former CEO Eric Schmidt has said — and that could be a hindrance to the company’s ability to penetrate the home. That said, Google has so far escaped Facebook-level scrutiny, and wisely excluded a camera from the Google Home Hub. Google knows its advantage is in providing information; it has sufficient other avenues to collect it, without putting a camera in your bedroom."
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9 weeks ago by jonerp
Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook are battling for the home; what are their strengths, weaknesses, go-to-market strategies, and business models, and who is the favorite? Or does it matter?
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9 weeks ago by bradbarrish
What company will win the race to be the computer within which users live?
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9 weeks ago by SimonHurtz
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be…
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9 weeks ago by robw
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be the computer users carried with them (won by Apple in terms of profits, and Google in terms of marketshare), the outlines of the current bat via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by michimaurer
A look at the battle between Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for dominance in the home, and their respective strategies, strengths, and weaknesses
9 weeks ago by joeo10
i liked the end quote that we may never see anything like the smartphone wars again, it’s a shame that the homepod is such an expensive product and that siri is bad, the fact that apple have their privacy in check is a big deal to me
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9 weeks ago by harrisonmalone
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9 weeks ago by rboone
battle re home automation, voice assistants
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9 weeks ago by ptietjen
The Battle for the Home
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9 weeks ago by iWarwick
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be the computer users carried with them (won by Apple in terms of profits, and Google in terms of marketshare), the outlines of the current battle came sharply into focus over the last month: what company will win the race to be the computer within which users live?
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9 weeks ago by lendamico
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9 weeks ago by sbmandal
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be…
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9 weeks ago by Shurs
The Battle for the Home

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9 weeks ago by ThomNagy
The Battle for the Home

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9 weeks ago by danielcurran
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be…
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9 weeks ago by joeybaker