Thursday, April 30, 2009

Platformonomics - Notes from the Super Heavyweight Bout

A timely reality check from Charles Fitzgerald – read the full post.  The final paragraph:

Microsoft certainly benefited from having a long time window and multiple product cycles to invest in new businesses like the enterprise and entertainment.  Google's window may have been much shorter (and in general I believe Google has followed the Microsoft arc albeit much more compressed.  To prepare for their next act I suggest they "lawyer-up").  They have a great franchise, but they didn't build any new franchises during the land grab.  So they're still fundamentally a one-trick pony.

Platformonomics - Notes from the Super Heavyweight Bout

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