Geography 970

April 19, 2010

Competition

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jeremy White @ 11:43 am

A new graphic, by Shane Snow of Gizmodo, shows the current market showdown involving Microsoft, Google and Apple.  It’s interesting how much overlap there appears to be in market segments that most people would consider outside the core business of each company.  Do these large corporations focus on products and services that are in direct competition with their rivals or are they just responding to the needs, or future needs, of the market?  It’s tough to say definitively, especially when many of these efforts are currently a monetary drain for the companies involved.  Adding Adobe to the graphic would be interesting, especially considering the alliances that are being broken and forged with the companies in the graphic.

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1 Comment »

  1. Daniel and I just spent some time looking at this graphic, trying to decide whether or not the back drop of a map is necessary. I get the militaristic styling, but I worry that folks might have a quick gander at this and wonder why Navigation applications do battle off Côte d’Ivoire.

    Adding Adobe would be interesting, I agree. Is anyone following Adobe’s new push to provide solutions for government?

    Comment by Tim Wallace — April 22, 2010 @ 1:53 pm


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