Posted by: Rob Hof on August 29, 2006
Lots of speculation about what it means that Google CEO Eric Schmidt is joining Apple’s board. Marshall at TechCrunch muses that Google’s just-announced online office suite on Apple computers might pose a potent threat to Microsoft. (Mmm… maybe. Wonder if Microsoft will need to buy some new furniture again.) Om thinks everyone with digital media ambitions, not just Microsoft, should be worried. (More likely.) Me, I’m not so sure those two famously secretive and private companies will so easily share their talents. Battle lines are getting drawn as a new world of digital media emerges, but only in chalk. Lots more maneuvering to come.