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Apple's Steve Jobs

Google's Larry Page  (Source: Latest Technology News)
Larry Page tries to set the record straight with regards to Android

It's no secret that the relationship between Apple and Google is a bit rocky to say the least. While the two companies forged a partnership with the launch of the original iPhone (Google makes its presence known on the iPhone via Mobile Safari search, YouTube app, and Maps app), Steve Jobs over the past six months or so has been growing a bit resentful of Google's rise to power with its Android mobile operating system.

However, Google's Larry Page now contends that Jobs' anger is misplaced. While speaking at the Allen & Co conference this week in Silicon Valley, Page stated, "We had been working on Android a very long time, with the notion of producing phones that are Internet enabled and have good browsers and all that because that did not exist in the marketplace."

"I think that characterization of us entering after is not really reasonable."

Page then went on to say that Jobs' characterization of the events that took place leading up to Google's release of Android OS as "a little bit of rewriting history."

Earlier this year, Steve Jobs went on a rampage at an Apple Town hall stating that Google's "Don’t Be Evil Mantra Is Bulls**t" -- another source contends that Jobs said that "a load of crap" was the actual statement used, but you get the point.

Last month at the All Things D conference, Jobs again touched on the Google subject stating, "They decided to compete with us. We didn't go into the search business!" 

Despite the difference of opinion on Google' motives for Android, Google CEO (and former Apple board member) Eric Schmidt also weighed in stating that the two companies still have a strong partnership with the iPhone. And just this past March, Jobs and Schmidt were seen canoodling outside a cafe in Palo Alto, California.



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RE: "We didn't go into the search business!"
By Iaiken on 7/9/2010 4:53:50 PM , Rating: 0
Apple: We are proud to announce iSearch.
Users: How is it better than Google or Bing?
Apple: Observe how iSearch is free of porn and of those free things that we haven't figured out how to monetize.
Users: ???
Apple: It also adds you to Stevie Claus' naughty list if you try to search for porn or other things that he doesn't agree with.
Users: Why is that?
Apple: It's so that each Christmas, he can find you, drag you out into the street naked and shove a piece of coal in your stocking.
Users: Well how much is it?
Apple: How much have you got?


By rs1 on 7/9/2010 5:11:24 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think Stevie Claus is quite so nice as to shove the piece of coal into your stocking after dragging you naked into the street.


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