Yesterday, we posted this incredible chart, which shows that Samsung’s mobile business is now bigger than Google’s overall business:
Stunning isn’t it?
Anyway, it comes from Horace Dediu.
It’s such an incredible chart that looking at it, Dediu posed – without irony – a question that only a quarter or two ago would seem utterly stupid and insane:
“What would happen if Samsung soaks up so much profit from mobile that it’s in a position to acquire Google and control the trajectory of their enabling platform?”
Samsung will never buy Google, of course.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin own a majority of Google’s voting stock, and independence is an explicit part of their mission.
But still. The idea that someone serious could ask something like that is the sign of a incredible development in the business world.
That is: the remarkable powerhouse that is Samsung, thanks to their Galaxy phones.
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