If you ever had any doubts that we’re moving from an era of technology markets to technology ecosystems, Google’s latest news should quash them.
Google is quietly creating a branded entertainment hardware system that will wirelessly stream entertainment content throughout the home, the Wall Street Journal reported. In so doing, Google is taking a page from Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and a coterie of others who hope to control the flow of digital content.
Once you’re in Google’s ecosystem, you’ll presumably be able to stream or download any movies, TV shows, books and games you’ve bought from Google or stored on its servers.
Not surprisingly, Google’s also reportedly close to launching a cloud service that will allow you to sync your content across multiple devices,...