The Real “Next Big Thing” Google Didn’t Mention

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Maybe Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) should have named its new smartphone the “Trojan Horse.”

See, there’s a lot more going on here than the introduction of a new piece of hardware.

Now then, don’t get me wrong. The Pixel 2 is an impressive device.

And on the surface, it seems designed to compete head-on with the iPhone from Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). After all, it sports a state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and comes in standard and plus sizes.

The Pixel 2 debuted two weeks ago along with several other pieces of hardware, including an updated laptop and an artificial intelligence-powered wearable camera. And the global leader in online search got generally great reviews for its new products.

However, I have to say the real star of the show received almost no attention.

It’s the hidden ingredient that is the true driving force behind these moves.

Will it help Alphabet’s stock over the long run?

Here’s what I think…

From Buck Rogers in 1939 to Blade Runner 2049…

0 | By Michael A. Robinson

Right now, on a big screen near you, Ryan Gosling’s character in Blade Runner 2049 is piloting a flying car known as a “Spinner” to hunt down renegade androids – replicants.

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The flying car is an idea so old it’s almost timeless.

But I trace its modern beginnings back to 1926, when Henry Ford himself showed off the “sky flivver” – a tiny, 350-pound, single-seat monoplane – to the press.

Call it a “sky flivver,” a “plane car,” a “personal aircraft,” or a “flying car”… we’ve been waiting a long time.

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