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Apple and Google are holding lots of meetings

Apple and Google are two of the biggest companies in the smartphone and have continually butted heads in legal matters. This bad blood, however, doesn't mean that the two companies don't talk and communicate. According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the two companies been conducting "lots and lots" of meetings.

Schmidt did say that Apple and Google are in "constant business discussions on a long list of issues." Eric Schmidt once sat on the board of Apple, but the relationship between the two companies has soured somewhat as competition between the two have increased.

Apple has also been actively looking for ways to reduce its dependence on Google. The most notable way that Apple tried this was when it ditched Google Maps and rolled out its own homegrown solution, which started off disastrously.
 
Schmidt also said during discussions that Google's autonomous vehicle technology was years rather than decades away from commercial availability, but noted that, "the exact way in which it all plays out is not obvious to me."

He added, "The technology has to be right. The regulation has to be right. The partnerships have to be right." Schmidt also mentioned that Google has talked to "every single car company."

Only a few states have regulations on the books right now allowing autonomous vehicles operate on roads and highways within the state. The first step before fully autonomous vehicles will be assisted driving technology along the lines of systems to keep the car in its lane during heavy traffic which are already in place in many entry-level and high-end luxury vehicles.

Source: Reuters



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CEO
By themaster08 on 7/12/2013 11:24:22 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt
Larry Page is CEO of Google.




RE: CEO
By retrospooty on 7/12/13, Rating: 0
RE: CEO
By Tony Swash on 7/12/13, Rating: -1
RE: CEO
By retrospooty on 7/12/2013 1:51:11 PM , Rating: 1
Right... Jobs acting like a jealous child and going his usual mental had nothing to do with it, it was all Rubins. LOL. /rolls eyes.

The facts are that in today's business world, sometimes your allies are your competition, and sometimes your competition are your allies. Everyone sees that, Jobs was just too much of an egomaniac to deal with things like an adult, or a businessman... Regardless, I think we both agree its reaching a more mature business level relationship now... As it should be.

YOu are also going to need to update your "IOS is used more" argument. Times are changing .

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31910-samsung-is...


RE: CEO
By Tony Swash on 7/12/2013 2:10:58 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Right... Jobs acting like a jealous child and going his usual mental had nothing to do with it, it was all Rubins. LOL. /rolls eyes.

The facts are that in today's business world, sometimes your allies are your competition, and sometimes your competition are your allies. Everyone sees that, Jobs was just too much of an egomaniac to deal with things like an adult, or a businessman...


Presumably that's why he invited Eric Schmidt onto Apple's Board

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YOu are also going to need to update your "IOS is used more" argument. Times are changing .

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31910-samsung-is...


Of course measuring the way hundreds of millions of people are using their devices is tricky. One should never trust a single metric but when lots of different measuring techniques all point in one direction then one can be more confident about the conclusions.

According to Tim Cook, iOS beats Android in global Web usage by better than 2 to 1 (58% to 25%).

According to StatCounter, however, Android leads iOS 29% to 25%.

How could the two stats be so far apart?

Two reasons.

First, Cook relies on data provided every month by NetApplications, a Sunnyvale, Calif.--based outfit that counts the Web usage of both smartphones and tablets. StatCounter is counting only smartphones.

Second, NetApplications weighs its data according the Internat usage in each country surveyed.

StatCounter, by contrast, uses "no artificial weighting," as it proclaims proudly on its FAQ. In other words, data from a country with few Internet users (like Burma, where only 1.1% of the population is online) is treated the same as a country with heavy Internet usage (like Norway, where 95% of the population surfs the Web).

Like I said if the results of different platform utilisation measures using different techniques by different organisation measuring different metrics were scattered across a wide range of conflicting results it would make drawing a conclusion difficult. But they don't. The pattern from numerous sources is utterly clear cut. iOS beats Android for platform utilisation very clearly.


RE: CEO
By retrospooty on 7/12/2013 2:20:31 PM , Rating: 2
"Presumably that's why he invited Eric Schmidt onto Apple's Board"

Job's tiny manhood issues began when Google decided to make a competing OS. Jobs, rather than acting like a mature adult, or even a seasoned businessman, decided to take the jealous child route. Lets not pretend any different. It just lessens your argument's merit and insults us both when you pretend.

As far as measurement, you are right, there are different ways to measure and overall IOS is ahead. My point was only that it is changing, Android is catching up and you will need to deal with it.


RE: CEO
By nafhan on 7/12/2013 3:41:03 PM , Rating: 2
You're doing the "Steve Jobs can do no wrong" thing again. Pretty sure Steve "leaving" was a major factor in reducing some friction as well. However, with that caveat out of the way, I'm generally going to agree with your post.

I also think that promoting Android significantly above other Mobile platforms is a bad thing for Google. Android needs to exist to ensure Google doesn't get locked out of mobile by others. It shouldn't be an excuse for Google to prevent large numbers of users from using their products, though. That would be counter to what Google is trying to do. They're not an OS company, and they're not a hardware company - they're an advertising and service company.


RE: CEO
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/15/2013 9:40:54 AM , Rating: 1
From 2001 to 2011, he served as the CEO of Google.


Who is Really in Charge of Google?
By WhatKaniSay on 7/12/2013 12:33:24 PM , Rating: 2
Larry Page is the CEO of Google, yet he's rarely seen or heard.
Eric Schmidt is just the Chairman of the board, yet is more visible, active, and basically drives every move of Google unlike any other company.

Examples...
HP's Chairman (Ralph V. Whitworth) is rarely seen/heard except during earnings report/shareholders meetings. CEO Meg Whitman is front and center.

Microsoft chairman - (Bill Gate), mostly get mentioned in passing or thru his charity org. Steve B. is everywhere MS is mentioned.

Apple's chairman - (Arthur D. Levinson) - never even get mentioned, Tim Cook is the company's face.

Could it be that Larry Page is merely figurehead/stooge-CEO due to some unknown business/legal reasons? ....just a thought!




By retrospooty on 7/12/2013 12:41:03 PM , Rating: 2
"Could it be that Larry Page is merely figurehead/stooge-CEO due to some unknown business/legal reasons? ....just a thought!"

No, Schmidt is just more active in a "public" sense because of PAge's health issues.

http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2268396/Googl...


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