“Okay, one good dig at Apple by Google at its I/O event over the last two days seemed like the right thing to do given their recent bickering over a range of issues,” Kara Swisher writes for AllThingsD.
“Two digs at its rival was probably appropriate,” Swisher writes. “Three, welllll, okay, if you insist.”
Swisher writes, “Unfortunately, the continued verbal jousts at Apple by many Google execs–including CEO Eric Schmidt–onstage at the San Francisco developers conference got tired pretty quickly and soon felt petty and juvenile, and ultimately made Google look needlessly defensive.”
MacDailyNews Take: Needlessly? We beg to differ. Consider two words and Google’s future doesn’t look so bright: “Verizon iPhone.” Without the iPhone being tied to AT&T in the U.S., Android faces the same fate as it does in the rest of the world: Bloodbath. If those two words don’t float your boat, here are two more: “Patent Infringement.” Last quarter, Google generated half the revenue that Apple generated. Apple’s current market value exceeds Google’s by $70 billion. That’s “billion,” with a “b.” Google had better be defensive, at the very least. If they’re not simply consumed by hubris, then their public bluster masks fear.
Swisher continues, “Still, there was Google Engineering VP Vic Gundotra – doing his best imitation of a geek Gary Cooper – noting in this video below that ‘“if Google did not act, we faced a Draconian future in which one man, one company, one device, one carrier would be our only choice. That’s a future we don’t want.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Continuing on with the former Microsoftie Gundotra‘s train of thought: Because then we wouldn’t be able to monopolize mobile advertising, especially as mobile device users seem predisposed to use dedicated apps over random Web search.
Swisher continues, “As they say so eloquently on the ‘Really!?! With Seth and Amy’ segment on Saturday Night Live: ‘Reaaaaaallly!?! Reaaaaaallly!?!'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Google. A bunch of amateurs.
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