There has been quite some hype in the convergence between traditional hardware players and conventional software players. Just to get a perspective of where are the big 5 techies, we compare their presence across the various segments. Darker cells signify stronger position with well accepted products in the market.
While MS seems to be more or less everywhere, Apple and Google seem to encroach each other in various segments. Yahoo, longtime Google competitor in search has anchored in the content arena and plans to be more like an AOL competitor. Sony needs to move to other segments, most probably inorganically, but it needs to act quick before Apple and Google will ultimately come into this part of the business.
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