“Google Inc confessed it tried unsuccessfully to team up with Facebook, as the search giant adapts to a shifting technology landscape and strives to maintain growth,” Alexei Oreskovic and Sarah McBride report for Reuters.
“Schmidt, who ended his 10-year run as CEO in April and handed the reins to 38-year-old Google co-founder Larry Page, made the comments at the D9 conference organized by the blog AllThingsD,” Oreskovic and McBride report. “During a nearly 90-minute onstage interview, Schmidt discussed the increasingly competitive landscape, as well as the growing privacy and regulatory scrutiny it is facing. But he seemed dismissive of software giant Microsoft , which was ‘not driving the consumer revolution.'”
Oreskovic and McBride report, “A former Apple board member, Schmidt admitted their relationship had gotten ‘rough’ as Google began to develop its Android smartphone operating system, though they remained partners in certain businesses. Google recently renewed a partnership with Apple in which Google provides map technology featured on the iPhone, he said.”
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