May 2021 Friday’s e-links: From Big Tech to Two Great Books

For this month’s first three e-links, we recommend some learning and lots of pleasure through one big tech article and two mysteries.

May 2021 Friday’s e-links: From Big Tech to a Great Detective

For this month’s first two e-links, we recommend some learning and some relaxation through a big tech article and a detective series.

May 2021 Friday’s e-links: A Big Tech Graphic

For May’s e-links, we begin with a Washington Post article that presents a graphic history of big tech that shows how they grew so large.

What We Might Not Know About Big Tech

Comparing the companies called big tech, we can see the similar ways that they grew, diversified, and became increasingly powerful.

When Finger Lickin’ Became a Problem

With new social norms and health requisites, companies like Domino’s and Apple are producing pandemic advertising that conveys a different message.

Throwback Thursday: When Google Was Just Google

#TBT: Looking back at Google’s growth spurts, we begin with a small company in 1999 but then see 270 acquisitions and industry concentration.

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Wobbly Plates

Perhaps comparable to Alphabet’s (Google’s) X subsidiary, the old AT&T’s Bell Labs produced invention that became breakthrough technology.

A Closer Look at Self-Driving Cars

Demonstrated by its mapping needs, self-driving cars will unleash creative destruction through a long list of new technologies and social norms.

Why Google Just Got a Parent Called Alphabet

By rebranding Google as Alphabet, it can have a clearly defined parent while Google, as an oligopoly, can keep its brand’s product differentiation.

How the Driverless Car is About More Than Driving

Related to customization, sharing, software dominance, job losses, and ripples of disrupting the status quo, the driverless car is an innovation prototype.