January 20, 2016

Tech’s ‘Frightful 5’ Will Dominate Digital Life for Foreseeable Future

There’s a little parlor game that people in Silicon Valley like to play. Let’s call it, Who’s Losing? With four four undisputed rulers of the consumer technology industry (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet) and with Microsoft rebounding a little, the question is: Which of these five is losing? By just about every measure worth collecting, these five consumer technology companies are getting larger, more entrenched in their own sectors, more powerful in new sectors and better insulated against surprising competition from upstarts.

 

Who’s Really Losing?

Topics: Innovation, Digital Strategy

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