Here is the state of the technology industry:
- Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are all gadget-makers now.
- Samsung, which has always made software, is talking about making its own mobile operating system (a “fork” of Android).
Want to know why this is all happening?
On the second row, you can see that hardware AND software maker Apple has a much bigger operating income than Samsung, which just makes hardware, and Google, Microsoft, and Amazon – which just make software or sell software-based services.
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Photo: Horace Dediu