The Google Empire: Android and Youtube
With Android at the top of the smartphone market and Youtube easily atop the video platform market, Google and its acquisitions seem to be in perfect position to remain relevant in the near future of technology. In 2010, Google’s Android operating system was used in more phones than Apple’s iOS4, and I think it will continue to be more utilized than the iPhone, due to its flexibility and open development system. Android has managed to create a very open ended platform, and it has shown so far to be a more popular one than the iPhone.
YouTube really does not have much competition from anyone in its market, including Vimeo. It has established a chokehold on video hosting on most other websites, and is a household name around the world. With its branding power, I really don’t see anyone being able to overtake YouTube in the video market.