50.8 F
Los Angeles
Friday, January 27, 2023

Apple March 8, 2022 Event

Apple announced several products during their March 8, 2022, event. Studio Display Mac Studio iPad air iPhone SE iPhone 13 and 13 Pro color addition Some of the products will...

Eastman files motion for exculpatory information and continuance

In response to the January 6 Select Committee Brief to Eastman Privilege Assertions, Eastman has filed a new motion with the court. A request for the court to require...

February 2022 Employment Report

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 678,000. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent The employment number exceeded forecasts The...

Google wants more features, not products

Michael Parekh picks up on the news that Google is encouraging its engineers to look at developing new features rather than new products.

Makes complete sense to me.

Creating small, focused apps is great for getting things up and running quickly, however, as the market matures the feature-count comparisons are inevitable. As Google works towards a browser-based, Office-like suite there will no doubt be chart-after-chart of feature comparisons with Microsoft Office. Little apps don’t do well in these comparisons.

Google’s challenge is to enhance their product line as much as possible, but at the same time be leary of duplicating each and every feature implemented by its competitors just so that it fleshes out a feature comparison table or satisfies a niche customer. They need to stay focused on the growing uses of products.

For instance, in the “Office” space Google can focus on collaboration, backups, and searching as well as stay true to developing a lower cost product that’s easier to manage.

Here’s what else I expect to see from Google: More focus on platforms, both internally and externally.

Related Stories