- rtpg: Seeing Motorola as "a Google company" is really weird to me.(https://www.moto-g.com/ ), for some reason it makes me feel like Google is going to become the next GE or something.
- ek: Regarding the latter part of your comment, it's actually interesting to compare GE to Google for several reasons.
- When GE was founded, it was a new kind of company for the time, and in the same way, Google is a new kind of company for our time, together with companies like Amazon -- their business model is built around leveraging the Internet, in the same way that GE was built around leveraging America's burgeoning industry.
- Furthermore, Google manages to bring in a third of the revenue of GE with a sixth of the employees, and their net incomes are remarkably close. Think about how many products and services Google already offers, and how many more we already know are in the works. Because it's software, you don't as readily perceive these facets of this admittedly very large organization as you might with a company like GE, whose primary business is to produce a diverse array of physical objects.
— Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, talking about House of Cards. Click through to the source for the full article.
(Source: The Atlantic)