“As much as I hate to say it, I’ve been around technology long enough to know that friends become enemies,” Ron McElfresh writes for Mac360.
“The old saying, ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend‘ applies to many of Apple’s relationships over the past 30 years,” McElfresh writes. “Apple’s newest online friend could turn out to be Google’s 2nd worst enemy… Apple’s new online friend is Yahoo!, Google’s 2nd worst enemy. 2nd? It’s Apple which prevents Google from owning the entire mobile industry. Apple is all that stands between Google doing to mobile devices what Microsoft did to Apple and the PC industry back in the day.”
McElfresh writes, “What does Yahoo! bring to the table for Apple? Search engine integration. Wait. Isn’t Yahoo!’s search engine really Microsoft’s search engine? See? The technology industry has a strange way of creating bedfellows from former enemies.”
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