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  • Google "Violated Alliance" with Apple


    Its a day of high drama for Apple and its competitors. First the Wall Street Journal reported that a sizable chunk of all Microsoft employees may be iPhone owners. Then The New York Times delves into the personal betrayal Steve Jobs feels from the folks at Google - individuals who apparently ruffled more feathers in Cupertino than we realize when they started modeling smartphones off of the iPhone.

    According to The New Times, Steve Jobs said:

    We did not enter the search business. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake; Google wants to kill the iPhone. We won't let them.
    In a comprehensive profile of the bad blood between Google and Apple, the scenario is presented that Steve Jobs remains deeply "emotional" about the dissolution of close ties between the two companies. The piece details why the bond has since deteriorated into "World War III" with Jobs overtly accusing Google of "stealing" some of the iPhone's key features.

    While, to the outside world, any competition between Apple and Google could merely suggest "business as usual," if the facts presented by the New York Times are legitimate, the truth of matter is that the rivalry is bitterly personal with aspects of deceit and betrayal worthy of a daytime soap opera.

    Apparently, the situation has gotten so bad that Apple may now be considering a partnership with Microsoft to make Bing the iPhone's default search engine. Given how many people at Microsoft (at least 10% of the global workforce) like - and own - the iPhone, perhaps such a partnership would be a welcome experience and, ultimately, a win-win for both powerful companies.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google "Violated Alliance" with Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      To all those whining about Bing as a default search engine: You see that little word "default"? It means that it will show up by default, you can always change it in settings. Google may be default now, but you always have been able to change it to Yahoo if you wanted.
    1. aperry's Avatar
      aperry -
      Can we order a gender test on Steve Jobs? His whining has hit record levels recently.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      quit b*tching everyone! you know what i see coming out of this? 10 years down the road?

      apples and PC's combo-ed up. the OS and the smooth hardware of apple with the power and functionality of PC's.

      Google would have no chance if these two companies started collaborating on a "super personal computer"
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      I personally love apple and all the stuff they're doing!
    1. veebles's Avatar
      veebles -
      Hd2

      edit: I have no idea how I posted this here. Total nonsense, sorry.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Steve, if you don't want iPhone death by google, officially unlock & jailbreak all the iPhone......
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      What did you expect? It is inevitable that things will turn out to be worse.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by TwinSouls View Post
      They mean default search engine as far as the little search box on the top right hand corner of Safari correct? Who cares! Cant you just go to your search engine of choice websites and go from there? Whats the big deal?
      It's a convenience thing. PLENTY of people just use what is there when opening the package because they don't know better.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      Oh come on apple! U know u can't loose google, becoZ if u did ur gonna loose costumers!
    1. phubar's Avatar
      phubar -
      apples and PC's combo-ed up. the OS and the smooth hardware of apple with the power and functionality of PC's.
      hell no, leave pcs alone we don't need to be hardware lockedin with steves crazy *** definition of a "fast" computer...
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Messany, i haven't got a link at hand regards this new york times article but i read it what feels like a week or 2 back now. So to start this article is late.

      Secondly, the title has got "Violated Alliance" - in speech marks, normally referring to some sort of quote. I don't remember in the original article reading anything that suggested they had an "Alliance" that could be "Violated" in the first place, and you provide no link to support your quoted evidence.

      I am not a journalist or a writer, just a long time user. I've got used to the fact that good articles are few and far between here as i follow a few other apple sites that get scoops sometimes a week or 2 before you guys catch on. That's cool.

      If Steve has actually mentioned "Violated Alliance" with regards to Google could you please supply evidence and accept my apology. if not please don't write with "QUOTES" without providing evidence of your quote, even if it's evidence from a rumour site!


      This is how this article should have been:

      http://www.macrumors.com/2010/03/14/...gets-personal/
    1. vegasj's Avatar
      vegasj -
      So basically, Google was all "uh uh"... then Apple said "wa wa"... and Google was all "idk"... the M$ said "lOlz".... what a soap opera!

      Why doesn't Apple just say F Google & F Microsoft in 1 announcement and announce the ALLOWANCE of Jailbreaking iPhones THROUGH iTunes w/o warranty voiding and welcome all Jailbreak apps to the Apps store.


      Apple would pwn the phone industry if they did this. There's alot of nice phones out there... but I've been blown away since I Jailbroke by the coolness and awesomeness of themes, games, tools, ringtones and just can't understand why Apple wants to keep their great phone locked down so friggen much!!
    1. Fodd1337's Avatar
      Fodd1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vegasj View Post
      So basically, Google was all "uh uh"... then Apple said "wa wa"... and Google was all "idk"... the M$ said "lOlz".... what a soap opera!

      Why doesn't Apple just say F Google & F Microsoft in 1 announcement and announce the ALLOWANCE of Jailbreaking iPhones THROUGH iTunes w/o warranty voiding and welcome all Jailbreak apps to the Apps store.


      Apple would pwn the phone industry if they did this. There's alot of nice phones out there... but I've been blown away since I Jailbroke by the coolness and awesomeness of themes, games, tools, ringtones and just can't understand why Apple wants to keep their great phone locked down so friggen much!!
      And make their own search engine
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by phubar View Post
      hell no, leave pcs alone we don't need to be hardware lockedin with steves crazy *** definition of a "fast" computer...
      i've used both a mabook and PC exstensively.

      i was forced to switch over from my PC because of holes in the operating system. macbook may be slow as balls on the internet, but i can download all the **** that i want, and nothing will ever go wrong.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Jobs is a brilliant business man, but I don't think he's very good at politics. He's just coming off as a whiny little girl. Granted, I don't know the whole back story, but since Jobs isn't cluing us in on why he's attacking everyone, I have no reason not to see this as a despicable attempt to throw mud in Google's eyes. It's just a low blow to take the fight to the media instead of handling it quietly.
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      i hope that apple figures out soon it is better to be friends with one of the largest and most powerful companies in the world than enemies of them. but here is a really funny picture...

    1. equazian's Avatar
      equazian -
      steve really needs to chill out. i mean, hey i'm an apple fanboy, but i think that google can do what they want, and so can apple. if google wants in on the phone business, let them do it. "google wants to kill the iphone". that's just crazy (no offense to steve jobs).
    1. phubar's Avatar
      phubar -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i've used both a mabook and PC exstensively.

      i was forced to switch over from my PC because of holes in the operating system. macbook may be slow as balls on the internet, but i can download all the **** that i want, and nothing will ever go wrong.
      Not only on the Internet my friend, but everywhere else as well. Also I would be a bit more careful if I were you as that statement is no longer true, ie: Infosecurity (USA) - Security and malware threats to Mac and Apple products are on the rise
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Place Your Bets Here: I accept Paypal, cash, and money order...

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    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Jobs is a brilliant business man, but I don't think he's very good at politics. He's just coming off as a whiny little girl. Granted, I don't know the whole back story, but since Jobs isn't cluing us in on why he's attacking everyone, I have no reason not to see this as a despicable attempt to throw mud in Google's eyes. It's just a low blow to take the fight to the media instead of handling it quietly.

      Steve Jobs is a brilliant hype man. Tim Cook is the ones the investors really like to deal with.

      Also, if my scatterbrained 17 year old sister is the future of mac user base - your base belong to virus.