Sometimes I feel like Silicon Valley has become one big collective company.
Name a major tech company that isn’t working on all of the following: VR, bots, personal assistants, home speakers, messaging apps.
And on the face of it, very little sets apart the Google flavor of these products—unveiled at the I/O conference this week—from the Facebook and Amazon flavors.
There are big differences, but they are all beneath the hood. Understanding those differences will become increasingly important for investors, reporters and the companies.