Aaron Brethorst

Round peg in a square hole, rabid generalist.

The Adventures of Captain Obvious

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Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch wrote this followup to a recent post on VentureBeat:

VentureBeat’s Eric Eldon reports:Industry sources tell us that although Android will indeed start as a mobile OS, Google intends to expand it to be a sort of universal operating system that will span set-top boxes for televisions, mp3 players and other communication and media devices and services. If what Eldon is hearing is true, that means that Android could one day spread beyond mobile phones and set-top boxes to a multiplicity of devices.

Isn’t this the kind of quality investigative journalism you’d expect from a publication reputedly worth a cool one hundred million dollars (or more)? I mean, VentureBeat says that Google will expand Android onto STBs, MP3 players, and other devices, and then Erick builds his frighteningly prescient analysis on top of it: “that means that Android could one day spread beyond mobile phones and set-top boxes to a multiplicity of devices.” Wow! I mean, just, wow. I could have never come up with anything as insightful as that. Thanks, Erick!

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