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    Default 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?
    On the topic of Google X, the internet search giant’s experimental products lab, Page said breakthroughs and non-incremental changes are key. He ended up questioning why tech giants like Apple don’t use their vast resources toward these goals. According to Page, “You may say that Apple only does a very, very small number of things, and that’s working pretty well for them. But I find that unsatisfying,” adding that the “crazy things” investors worry about spending money on are ultimately the most substantial. Examples given are YouTube, Chrome, and Android with Page saying “if you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.”

    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.
    Although, Page's comments make sense, each company will end up doing what they feel will help them the most. We'll have to wait and see what future plans tech giants have in store for us by being patient.

    Source: Wired

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    "...for us to copy!" he later finished.
    Last edited by Norb; 01-18-2013 at 12:27 AM.

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    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.

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    Tech industry might need more innovations but you, my friend, need to take a shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
    "...for us to copy!" he later finished.
    This dude is strange looking he could pass for a child molester

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    in·no·va·tion noun \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\

    Innovation - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Definition of INNOVATION

    1
    : the introduction of something new
    2
    : a new idea, method, or device


    Hmmm...and where does Google innovate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
    "...for us to copy!" he later finished.
    what hasn't apple copied?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plaintom View Post
    in·no·va·tion noun \ˌi-nə-ˈvā-shən\

    Innovation - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Definition of INNOVATION

    1
    : the introduction of something new
    2
    : a new idea, method, or device


    Hmmm...and where does Google innovate?
    and apple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    and apple?


    This is you right now. [/troll]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    and apple?
    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    what hasn't apple copied?
    Go troll somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    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??

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    Quote Originally Posted by plaintom View Post
    Hmmm...and where does Google innovate?
    The above quote has been nominated for the "Most Stupid Comment in Human History" award.

    Where does Google innovate?

    Developed technology for self-driving cars
    Google +
    Google TV
    Google Replay
    Basically everything in Gmail
    Street View
    Phone Calls from Gmail
    Google AdWords
    Google Glasses
    Google Maps

    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
    Project butter
    Software buttons
    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
    iOS Maps
    Different colors on their iPods
    Lawsuits

    Apple has done a wonderful job innovating lawsuits. New ways to sue people all around the world.

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    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.

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    Their has not been true innovation in years, wether it was from Apple, Google, Samsung etc.

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    You'd think a CEO of a large company would have whiter teeth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    and apple?
    I know you're trolling but iTunes is apples biggest innovation, may not be the most profitable but is a universally known and used tool. Apples success with mobile devices revolves around it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Own3d View Post


    This is you right now. [/troll]
    no social life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
    I know you're trolling but iTunes is apples biggest innovation, may not be the most profitable but is a universally known and used tool. Apples success with mobile devices revolves around it
    seems like anybody that doesn't worship apple is a troll. I own apple devices and Im entitled to my opinion as much as you are yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
    Their has not been true innovation in years, wether it was from Apple, Google, Samsung etc.
    read the post 2 posts up from yours.
    Last edited by jOnGarrett; 01-19-2013 at 12:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
    no social life?



    seems like anybody that doesn't worship apple is a troll. I own apple devices and Im entitled to my opinion as much as you are yours.



    read the post 2 posts up from yours.
    You need a new hobby.

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