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Strengthening the “distributed core”

In his Weekly Update, Stowe Boyd, the Gigaom Research curator for social, offers his take on what he sees as ‘Announcements from Microsoft and Amazon that will impact the world for decades’.

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave word that the company’s old “devices and services” strategy is out, and its new “productivity and platforms” approach is in–with painful corporate restructuring sure to follow.

Amazon, meanwhile, added to the products in its strategic bucket by tossing in a file storage offering (part of what Stowe calls the “distributed core”) into its expanding range of enterprise and consumer products and services.

In Stowe’s view, long-term, global change is sure to follow.