Google And Microsoft In Step in New Era

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Apple, Google and Microsoft are three very powerful companies.
Google I/O and Microsoft Build. What I found interesting was that both Google and Microsoft largely were on the same page about focusing on the customer.

Both Google and Microsoft have been making massive advancements with artificial intelligence.
Both have increased their efforts to make the world a better place.

Apple, on the other hand, is still using the lock-in model to keep customers from abandoning it, and increasingly appears more intent on increasing margins than on satisfying its unusually loyal and valuable customers.


I'll share my views on their strategies and then close with my new favorite browser: Chromium Edge.

"A Truly Smart Digital Assistant"

One of the most interesting parts of both keynotes was that both CEOs placed their digital assistant efforts toward the top of their respective priority lists, and their new feature sets are going to be remarkably close. Both Google's and Microsoft's assistant efforts appear better, in terms of performance, than Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa. However, Siri is better known, and Alexa is more widely used.

Both companies announced aggressive steps to fix that, with assistants that can hold conversations and perform multiple linked tasks far more like what a human assistant might be able to accomplish.