Google CEO Eric Schmidt argues that competition is just a "click away." By opening up Google's access to personal data as well as the software that collects it, Google is adding substance to that claim.
It won't work to write better software than Google, because Google is not a software company. The only way to beat Google is through superior execution; through better operations.
The way to lose to Google? That's easy: try to sell software that Google is shoveling out the door as free (open source) software.
This thought hit me last week as … Read more