“Apple had its much-anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, and considering it’s the biggest company in the world and an undisputed bellwether in the tech industry, whatever Apple does has big implications, not only for the company but for many other corporations, too,” Andrés Cardenal writes for The Motley Fool. ”
“It was the first WWDC without Steve Jobs, and Tim Cook handled the situation quite well. It’s not the same without Steve, but it wouldn´t be fair to expect the same charisma from Cook,” Cardenal writes. “One winner from the conference Facebook which will be integrated into IOS 6 in a similar way to which Twitter was last year. This will not only help Facebook in terms of accessibility, it may also have concrete financial implications for the social network.”
Cardenal writes, “The biggest loser from Apple´s WWDC was clearly Google, the fact that Apple is being more ‘friendly’ with Facebook is no good news for Google, which competes in the online advertising business against the social network. Even worse, Apple decided to abandon Google maps for its own mapping functionality powered by Tom Tom, this was probably the most noteworthy move from Apple against Google, but there were other more subtle changes which should also be noticed by investors in the big tech space. Apple has improved the searching power of Siri…”
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