Why Larry Page’s kumbaya moment rang hollow

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

What was that about “building great things that don’t exist” again, Larr?


  1. Larry Page says people shouldn’t focus on how Google desperately jumps into new markets and tries to undercut the existing companies, often by making a free product they later abandon, after they’ve killed the competition (see RSS and Google Reader). They should do new things.
    Later that day, they announce their new streaming service, which certainly isn’t intended to compete with Pandora, Spotify, etc.

  2. Weren’t they supposed to announce a new tablet? Or a new Moto phone. I predict Moto will be shut down within 2 years – after most of the patent BS plays out. No need to make phones at a loss. Just take in a few FRAND royalties from MSFT, etc.

  3. Larry Page is full of shit. He would sell his mother for a buck. Google is a more dangerous company than that other schlock house Walmart. Keep using their “free” shit retards. When you grow up maybe you will figure it out.

      1. Walmart is what brought down America when it started importing stuff from China and ignored American manufacturers. Yet another crime committed by the Illuminati in the name of “Globalization”.

  4. That photo does not represent what Android looks like. That merley shows the app tray. The actual home screen looks completley different from iPhone home screen because it had things such as widgets and pull down notifications, which iPhone got later on. Oh, and I almost forgot that the first Android phone actually had a physical keyboard.

    1. And lets not forget that when it was released, Steve Jobs said that he wasnt worried. It wasn’t until 2010 that he started to get angry (which is understandable, no thanks to Samsung, but HTC phones loked noticably different to iPhone. Only similarities were the capacitative touch screen.)

  5. Get real folks. Page talked about more things in an hour than Apple has in the past two years. Just the upcoming maps improvement is huge. and Google voice is already better than Silly, uh I mean Siri. It is clear, GOOG soon $1,000 APPL $300. Yeah team, we are the champion. Keep deluding yourslves.

    1. You just love to spread anti Apple FUD. Won’t you ever shut up? You stuck with a Windoozy Phone or ScamDroid? No, wait, you must have BlackBerry, no wonder why you are so bitter! Must be disappointing when even WinblowsitoutBallmersanus is beating your pathetic phone.

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