SYSTEMS: US tech firms rightly get the attention they deserve, primarily because they have built and nurtured some of the biggest (or at least the most high profile) web brands on the planet in recent years - such as Facebook, Google, Twitter in the general marketplace and Airbnb, Priceline and Uber in travel. But as tech disciplines take over, rather than brand, perhaps here is the chance for Europeans to fight back. Read more on Wired.
On the world stage, it is clear who enjoys the starring role in the Internet-sphere.
It’s safe to say that the US has given the Oscar-winning performance while Europe has played a distinctly supporting role.
Consider this: globally, US-based companies represent close to 67% of the total market capitalization of public Internet companies while European companies account for less than 4%.
Early signs indicate that history might well repeat itself as we enter the age of Big Data.
The good news: Europe has woken up to the issue and is taking steps to enjoy its time in the limelight.On the world stage, it is clear who enjoys the starring role in the Internet-sphere.
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