Facebook, Amazon, and Google will resist attempts
to restrain their market power. But for the sake of
our collective prosperity and our personal privacy,
it’s a fight we can’t afford to lose.
By Martin Giles
Why: Despite its lukewarm performance in social media, Google’s willingness to move into new areas shows it can still be an agenda-setter.
Key innovation: The introduction of Android 4.0 (also known as “Ice Cream Sandwich”), with its crowd-pleasing interface, confirms the company’s position as a major force in mobile computing.