Google VP Gundotra: Uh, that stuff I spewed about Apple, I didn’t really mean it

“Google engineering VP Vic Gundotra softened his approach to Apple today in a chat at the TCDisrupt conference,” Electronista reports. “He now claims that the warnings of a dystopic future and other clear references to Apple weren’t attacks. The statements on openness and choice were conducted only in a ‘spirit of good fun,’ Gundotra said.”

“The remarks are a slight backtrack from Google’s seemingly hostile stance at I/O and reflect a balance Google still has to strike in its approach,” Electronista reports. “While it supports Adobe’s Flash, it also embraces HTML5 and has a significant stake on the iPhone, where its maps and search are still important parts of the OS.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that, Google-boy.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “jax44” for the heads up.]


  1. Yep, he said “I can’t predict what Apple will do in the future…”

    …because Eric “the Mole” isn’t on Apple’s board ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. @mac-nugget

    and they’ve got your wireless router IP and MAC address to boot…can’t wait to see what happens when that data is inadvertently sold to a 3rd party and combined with other data from other 3rd parties

  3. I think they just remembered that Steve Jobs is probably gonna get out the old bullseye from Michael Dell, dust it off and put it on them, and I think they are right to be concerned. Steve does many things really well, but forgive and forget is not one of them!

  4. Please, Lord, tell me this isn’t true.
    Did he really end a sentence with a proposition? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. @macsawg75

    and who do you think buys this data? Apple maybe? Or is it a coincidence that since Streetview shows my house, my iPod touch identifies my location based a on available private WiFi networks?

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