Looker released version 7 of its platform last fall, where it beefed up its visualizations, SDKs, and a new service for managing data connections. Although coming after announcement of the acquisition, these updates were made while the company was still functioning as an independent entity. We'll expect to hear more from Google on its roadmap for Looker at its Next conference, which will be in early April. And for updating of how the Looker deal changes the analytic tools landscape, look for Big on Data bro Andrew Brust's piece tomorrow. … [Read more...] about Google closes Looker acquisition
The data (vendor) lifecycleIn the data ecosystem, innovations blossom, then the venture capital flows and multiple companies sprout up to productize and bring the new technologies to market. Eventually, the major players (enterprise software incumbents then; public cloud providers now) buy some companies and/or implement competitive features on their own, turning the innovative technologies into commodities. This leads to consolidation waves, which can engender periods of malaise, where the big players rest on their laurels and stop innovating. Then the whole process repeats. … [Read more...] about A decade of analytics vendor mergers and acquisitions
Pretty please Games we want to see enhanced for PlayStation 5 With the expectation of backward compatibility on PlayStation 5, our libraries of games are already looking good for the new console, but how will those games look next to new releases? Here is a list of games we are hoping to see enhanced for PS5. … [Read more...] about Report: Sony struggling with PS5 price due to scarce parts
Therefore we can't really predict what Samsung has planned for the Gear Watch Active 3, or whatever its next sports-centric smartwatch ends up being called. Unless the Watch Active 2 was a wildcard, the release date of the next version could be any time, possibly at the end of 2020, which could cause the Galaxy Watch 2 to have a different release date. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 is missing in action – but it could still take on the Apple Watch 6
Andrew Myrick Andrew Myrick is a freelance writer at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer. … [Read more...] about Does the Galaxy S20 fingerprint sensor work with screen protectors?