Microsoft Corp. is committing to use chips based on ARM Holdings Plc technology in the machines that run its cloud services, potentially imperiling Intel Corp.’s longtime dominance in the profitable market for data-center processors.
No significant presence in mobile. Fierce competition in desktop PCs. If Intel loses their grip on the server market they are in all sorts of trouble.
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Hey, haven’t you guys heard that written reviews are dead? This is the future! This is the new world!
This is my skateboard review. Happy 2016.
I really enjoyed this Bloomberg piece by Max Chafkin and Mark Bergen on Alphabet/Google’s sprawling internal fiefdoms:
Critics, including more than a dozen former top Google executives who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they signed nondisclosure agreements, describe a company having trouble balancing innovation and its core business, search advertising. Over the 12 months ended in September, Google’s ad business accounted for 89 percent of Alphabet’s revenue, or $76.1 billion. As one ex-executive puts it, “No one wants to face the reality that this is an advertising company with a bunch of hobbies.”
Alphabet/Google shepherds so many R&D projects that have started but never seemed to go anywhere (yet): Google Glass, Project Loon, Google Fiber, Google X, ATAP, Replicant (Boston Dynamics), Verily, and others.
It does now seem that Alphabet’s CFO Ruth Porat is trying to bring some order the budgetary chaos that comes with a bunch of weird moonshot projects with no clear path to profitability.
CNN has acquired video-sharing start-up Beme, a social media app launched last year by popular YouTube star Casey Neistat. The deal is valued at about $25 million.
I always enjoyed Casey’s videos, and was a bit bummed out that he was quitting daily vlogging. So this must be his next thing.
Looks like CNN is acquiring the Beme app, but they’re shutting it down and funneling the video tech and talent elsewhere. Casey (and his co-founder Matt Hackett) will be heading up a ‘standalone media company’ within CNN in the near future.