News That Caught My Eye: Week of December 14, 2018

Sundar Pichai’s Congress Testimony

 On Tuesday this week, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee

Via CNN 

  • The overall sentiment after the hearing was that, once again, Congress failed to ask questions that would have driven the conversation further. Most of all many of the senators failed to show a basic understanding of how the internet works or how Google’s business model works. So not much different to what we witnessed when Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg went to Washington.
  • We all understand that in these hearings, partisan arguments play a big role in the line of questioning and so it seemed that a lot of the questions were more focused on driving a political agenda than getting to the root of the concerns about Google overall.

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Carolina Milanesi

Carolina is a Principal Analyst at Creative Strategies, Inc, a market intelligence and strategy consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and recognized as one of the premier sources of quantitative and qualitative research and insights in tech. At Creative Strategies, Carolina focuses on consumer tech across the board. From hardware to services, she analyzes today to help predict and shape tomorrow. In her prior role as Chief of Research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, she drove thought leadership research by marrying her deep understanding of global market dynamics with the wealth of data coming from ComTech’s longitudinal studies on smartphones and tablets. Prior to her ComTech role, Carolina spent 14 years at Gartner, most recently as their Consumer Devices Research VP and Agenda Manager. In this role, she led the forecast and market share teams on smartphones, tablets, and PCs. She spent most of her time advising clients from VC firms, to technology providers, to traditional enterprise clients. Carolina is often quoted as an industry expert and commentator in publications such as The Financial Times, Bloomberg, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox, NBC News and other networks. Her Twitter account was recently listed in the “101 accounts to follow to make Twitter more interesting” by Wired Italy.