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01-18-2013, 12:05 AM #1
Google CEO: Tech Industry Needs More Innovations
In a recent interview with Wired, Google CEO and cofounder Larry Page offered his take on the state of technology, saying that companies like Apple and Facebook need to dedicate more resources on innovation rather than competition. He expressed concern regarding company leadership, saying there is too much attention being paid to competition. When asked about a specific case involving the late Steve Jobs’ comment of “going thermonuclear war” on the Android platform, Page responded with, “How well is that working?” Page continued by saying the following:
But it’s hard to find actual examples of really amazing things that happened solely due to competition. How exciting is it to come to work if the best you can do is trounce some other company that does roughly the same thing?
When discussing new products, Wired specifically asked if Google’s latest social networking endeavor, Google+, was a result of competition with Facebook, but Page dismissed the idea by saying the following:
It’s not the way I think about it. And, yeah, [Facebook is] a company that’s strong in that space. But they’re also doing a really bad job on their products. For us to succeed, is it necessary for some other company to fail? No. We’re actually doing something different.
01-18-2013, 01:22 AM #2
"...for us to copy!" he later finished.
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01-18-2013, 05:05 AM #3
Yes everyone please innovate for us like we innovated by purchasing YouTube, making a phone OS, and creating a web browser that was not the 1st nor 2nd or 3rd, to name a few things they have done. Without ideas cleaned up google would just be Yahoo mail with larger data file transfers. Everything based on competition. I remember yahoo being a big search engine till someone came alone to compete with them. Wonder who that was.
When I get my hands on some google glasses then you can talk about innovating. Till then do what every other company does and just don't admit you took ideas from people and just say its new and revolutionary.
01-18-2013, 06:47 AM #4
Tech industry might need more innovations but you, my friend, need to take a shower.
01-18-2013, 08:28 AM #5
01-18-2013, 09:04 AM #6
in·no·va·tion noun \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\
Innovation - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Definition of INNOVATION
: the introduction of something new
: a new idea, method, or device
Hmmm...and where does Google innovate?
01-18-2013, 09:13 AM #7
01-18-2013, 10:28 AM #8
Just proves why google are doing better than Apple with their phones. Apple are sueing everyone where Google are trying to make new stuff to keep the customers happy.
I know where my money is going. Back to me in a new device NOT to help some stupid lawsuit.
01-18-2013, 10:32 AM #9
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01-18-2013, 02:20 PM #12
Like the article outlines, no one has produced anything revolutionary in some time. Apple, Google etc..
I tend to agree that companies should focus more on there own products and not who is copying them. Be flattered and make the next move first AGAIN. Stop crying about the copying and suing everyone under the sun. Too much wasted $$ ends up in the hands of lawyers..silly to me. Innovate and move on. Let your product speak for itself..hope thats not a thing of the past or is it??
01-18-2013, 02:47 PM #13
Where does Google innovate?
Developed technology for self-driving cars
Basically everything in Gmail
Phone Calls from Gmail
Let's not forget innovations that have spawned as a result of Google Android
Multi-window on Android (true multi-tasking)
Pushing the limits of hardware on Phones well beyond anything Apple can offer
The fact that Android is evolving faster than Apple
Total integration with RELIABLE Google services as opposed to terrible Apple services.
I can go on, but I think I have made my point. What has Apple Innovated as of late?
Rehashing the same design for their phones
Different colors on their iPods
Apple has done a wonderful job innovating lawsuits. New ways to sue people all around the world.
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01-18-2013, 03:55 PM #14
Sheesh, it reeks like an ocean of urine in here.
(Quit trolling about Apple vs. Google and the merits of their "innovations," everybody).
On topic: Yeah, the technological industry needs more innovations.
Just like the mining industry needs more mother lodes, the timber industry needs more trees, and I need more hours in a day. It's quite the truism--the industry cannot function if stagnant.
01-18-2013, 04:10 PM #15
Their has not been true innovation in years, wether it was from Apple, Google, Samsung etc.
01-18-2013, 06:12 PM #16
You'd think a CEO of a large company would have whiter teeth...
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