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Running the most widely used smartphone software, which has greatly expanded the competition for devices.
Figuring out how to correlate online and offline activity, which should lead to novel advertising methods.
Why: Computing can transform infrastructure such as electric grids and traffic control systems.
Key innovation: Is drawing on its research expertise and that of software companies it's acquired to develop services for many infrastructure industries and expand the market for information technologies.