The tech industry has never been so hotly contested until this decade. A triple-threat match between Apple, Google and Microsoft to be the top dog in the industry has emerged. The battle of epic proportions has already begun. The industry is the board; the companies are the pieces; where you put your money on is the decisive factor.
Come to think of it, Google, in just over 10 years has become arguably one of the most important companies on the Web right now; spreading to anything the Internet touches with blazing speed. From the web and search to books, mobile phones and operating systems; it’s only a matter of time until Google covers the remaining gaps.
So really, what’s at stake? The future is. Microsoft wants computing to be tied to the desktop, Apple’s all about closed information appliances tied with third-party applications and Google wants everything from them leading to the Internet. Are you ready?
Here’s a fantastic infographic created by Shane Snow to reiterate the ongoing war between the three tech giants.