Google buying Nest shows an amazingly strong, integrated strategy that Google has to connect all of our devices, all of our lives … the Internet of things is actually real, there are these devices we’re gonna want to have and Google’s going to get ahead of that game.
The greatest innovation today is coming from Google. Fadell was one of the team that created the iPod. He was very deep into the Apple culture … when Apple was so innovative … Now Tony Fadell is going to Google because he’s part of the Nest deal
Isaacson believes that Steve Jobs would have wanted to find the next industry to shake up, and sees that being either the watch, or perhaps the TV.
I think Steve Jobs would have wanted as the next disruptive thing to either have wearable-like watches or TV, an easy TV that you can walk into the room and say put on 'Squawk Box' … or disrupt the digital camera industry or disrupt textbooks.
Daniel Ernst, principal at tech-focused Hudson Square Research, agreed: "For the last two years, Cook continues to hint … there are things we do that we have expertise in that would lend itself to other categories that we're not in."
"Let's give them the whole calendar year," Ernst said. "But I think that the unanimous answer among Apple investors is that this better be the year. There's only so long the boy can cry wolf."
"We ought to see in 2014, Apple do something huge," Isaacson said.
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