5 reasons why Google is sweating Apple

“Steve Jobs, we now know, wanted to go ‘thermonuclear’ on Google for perceived design thefts,” Kit Eaton reports for Fast Company.

“Google, in the post-Jobs era, is doing nothing to cool the heated rivalry between the two firms,” Eaton reports. “By drawing together a few recent insights about Google’s moves and Apple’s innovations, one might wonder if Google is afraid of falling behind its rival–for good.”

Let us count the ways this could happen:
1. Siri
2. Maps and Navigation
3. Television
4. Shopping
5. Research, Spending, and Nervousness

Eaton writes, “If you add all the little niggles into one idea, then Google may actually be sensing a clear and present danger from Apple. Those angry barks from Jobs about the ‘theft’ of ideas in Android may, in fact, also come with a bite.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: In your last sentence, there’s no need to put the word theft in quotes, Ben.

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

22 Comments

  1. 9. Without the ‘mole’ it’s near impossible for Google to out tech Apple. When your biggest (markeshare not profit) success in the last 5 years was a stolen product i.e Android, everything else like Google Wave, Chromebooks, Google + etc flops, what real hope do you have… ?

    1. iOS is MUCH MORE secure.

      Never speak of security in such absolute terms, you’re guaranteed to be wrong sometime down the road. Charlie Miller clearly demonstrated an insecurity just this past week in iOS, and a shortcoming in Apple’s app review process (i.e. they can’t possibly review all functionality in a submitted app, especially frequently updated ones).

    1. Well, there’s the expression “Don’t sweat the small stuff” which means don’t worry about the trivial.

      Unfortunately for Google, Apple is anything but trivial.

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