As Google evolves from exposing privacy options to enabling privacy defaults, its Smart Canvas option for Workspace represents its strongest effort to facilitate team workflows.
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Dominant in search and Android, Google keeps advancing productivity-focused Chromebooks and web apps where they largely forfeit ad revenue in order to take on Microsoft.
The two kings of internet advertising have employed different strategies in addressing recent threats, moves that indicate a growing shift in business focuses.
Straddling several competitor categories, Google's modular workflow layer provides a fresh take on collaboration and context and might even inspire Microsoft to achieve a long-sought dream.