“Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, is fed up with the negativity in the technology industry and the news media that covers its every detail like a prizefight,” Verne Kopytoff reports for Fortune. “‘Every story I read about Google is ‘us versus some other company’ or some stupid thing, and I just don’t find that very interesting,’ he said yesterday at his company’s annual developers conference. ‘We should be building great things that don’t exist. Being negative isn’t how we make progress.'”
“A few minutes later, Page went on the attack — negativity be damned. He criticized Microsoft (MSFT) over compatibility issues between its email service and Google’s products. Microsoft was ‘milking off’ of Google’s innovation,” Page told the crowd,” Kopytoff reports. “He then lashed out at Oracle (ORCL), which unsuccessfully sued Google for patent infringement. ‘Money is more important to them than any kind of collaboration,’ Page said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Before Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from his jeans pocket, Larry Page & Co. were trying to knock off Research In Motion’s BlackBerry.
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
What was that about “building great things that don’t exist” again, Larr?