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Google’s Android car invasion mirrors TV sector incursion

There is a close parallel between the automotive and pay TV industries when it comes to Android’s growing penetration. Automakers were facing challenges getting features to market quickly enough in the early era of internet connectivity, just as pay TV operators did as online delivery became both an opportunity and a threat to their business. Both faced new existential threats from some tech giants even if the major adversaries were different. For car makers, Google’s Waymo is a major threat, along with a new generation of electric car makers led by Tesla. There is also disruption to their traditional business model from Uber and others devaluing traditional private car ownership. In both these sectors, Google has developed an improved sector-specific…

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