I'm not sure what is up with all the "Google is dying" articles that have been popping up around the internet, however, they do have some interesting points. Today's article over at Forbes is comparing Google to Microsoft and how they are on different paths. Google has seen their ad revenues decline to the lowest in seven years while the Microsoft bunch led by Satya Nadella have become a progressive web services company. There are some interesting points in this article that get you thinking, probably a topic that might surface on next week's Weekly Tech Update podcast.
A year is a long time in technology, but the past 12 months has seen one of the most surprising and exciting shake-ups in recent history: Microsoft and Google have swapped places.
In my opinion this is the current situation. In 2015 the Satya Nadella led Microsoft has become a progressive, open, web services company. By contrast Google grasps at ageing revenue pillars and neglects the present to concentrate on scattergun projects which overpromise and underdeliver.