Has Google lost focus? Or is it just bolstering its search business by expanding into hardware and social?
Everything new ties back to something old, some ties are just more sensible than others Owning the hardware platform is becoming crucial for software access so I think Glass is smart in the long run as wearable computing is definitely seems imminent. Q seems more extraneous, just a way to bolster Android as an entertainment and media base which I see as outside Google's core. Probably not worth it. To have competitive ad targeting google requires identity and the social, interest, and action graphs that come with a social network so G+ is an urgent need. Overall, Google has lost focus because it had too. The genesis of social and mobile means the Internet can't be won with 1 product anymore, even search.