“Google’s Asia-Pacific president Daniel Alegre told AdNews that iPhone was a ‘very strong driver’ of mobile search traffic for Google and success for iPhone meant success for Google,” Paul McIntyre reports for AdNews. “‘Whenever iPhone succeeds, Google succeeds,’ Alegre said. ‘I actually don’t look at it as iPhone versus Android. iPhone is a very strong driver of query growth for Google. We also monetise apps through the iPhone… We actually benefit from iPhone’s growth.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Is it really possible that Alegre doesn’t understand what the “appification of the web” would do to Google or what would happen should Apple one day decide to not make Google the default search engine in Safari iOS? If Google wants iPhone to grow, then what’s the point of Android? To prove that derivative followers cannot do things as well or as profitably as Apple?
“Google’s going to rue the day they got greedy by deciding to try to work against Apple instead of with them.” – MacDailyNews Take, March 09, 2010
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]