Google’s Sergey Brin loves his Apple iPhone

“For a company that is busy building its own cellphone operating system, Google shared a lot of love for the iPhone on its earnings-related conference call today,” Saul Hansell reports for The New York Times.

“The most heartwarming story came from Sergey Brin, the company’s co-president, who said that he uses an iPhone himself. He described the value of the My Location feature of Google Maps on the iPhone,” Hansell reports.

“‘I was at a conference in Switzerland,’ he said, presumably referring to the World Economic Forum conference in Davos,” Hansell reports. “‘I was able to find a really small hotel, then switch over to the satellite view on my phone to figure out I needed to take a funicular to get up there. It was a really amazing experience.'”

“Google has said that it is now getting more Web traffic from the iPhone than from any other type of mobile device,” Hansell reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Famous Grouse” for the heads up.]


  1. Scott,

    One would assume that if you are the co-founder of a multibillion dollar company which is soon to offer its own cell phone OS, but you still choose an Apple iPhone and publicly extoll its virtues, you’ll get your own headline, too.

    If you’re not, don’t hold your breath.

  2. I had to look it up, and there are several possible definitions. This one seemed to be the most appropriate:

    Funicular – a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

  3. I wonder if it’s hacked?

    “Google has said that it is now getting more Web traffic from the iPhone than from any other type of mobile device.” (Google)

    “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” (Ballmer)

  4. @KingMel

    Had to look it up? One of the greatest features in OS X is to just hover your cursor over a word and press “Command Ctrl D” for an instant dictionary entry. It has actually enhanced my overall vocabulary since it’s so easy to get a definition, instantly.

  5. Lots of stuff, Steve. But I’m definitely not buff. Or glossy.

    LorD1776: Shiny the Old, with straw in mouth and bloodhound by his side, is guarding his porch with a shotgun. The oldest expression known to mankind is “Hey, you kids! Get off my lawn!”

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