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Execution is an integral part of making a bet successful. Google isn't short on great ideas. But they have not shown the necessary discipline to execute properly on that great idea. You are right that no revenue stream lasts forever. There needs to be something else that can take its place once that revenue stream dries up. But spending money just because it can is just not the way to go about things. A time may come when Google will find itself in want of money to invest...
Google being held up as an example of innovation and deriding Apple for not investing enough in R&D speaks to the masses' unfortunate tendency to get carried away with hot air. It's one thing to dream up ideas. It's another thing to actually execute them. On forums regarding Apple vs. Google as an investment, people trumpet Google's work in self-driving cars, modular phones and others as reasons that Google is the "story of the future" and that Apple has nothing going for...
Why don't you educate us on how you would solve the problem of interacting with a display as small as that of a smart watch? 
Quite simple, really. Google is much more public about its R&D projects than Apple. People get carried away with Google's talk about its projects, without taking the time to dig into the details. So Google flourishes because the vast majority of people don't exercise simple critical thinking. 
Many on this forum were sounding the death knell for Apple, saying that the likes of Google and Samsung had overtaken Apple in innovation. Samsung's own CEO evidently doesn't agree. A leader in innovation doesn't need a competitor to expand the market. A leader should have the vision to do what it takes to define the market.    Not all of the lack of Samsung's major success in wearables can be chalked up to "the market not being there." There are many things Samsung...
You defend Amazon's poor profitability by saying that they're making money but they're choosing not to "hoard it" like Apple. Apple is not hoarding their money. Apple's pile of profits is like an overflowing toilet. If you think Apple should emulate Amazon, what would you have Apple do with its profits?  
In business, you have to be willing to make investments in order to create future revenue streams. But eventually, those investments have to bear fruit. Amazon has been around for nearly 20 years. It's just not going to work to continually trot out the same line that "we're focused on the long term," especially when the market has rewarded Amazon with a high P/E multiple. Also, Amazon has refused to give any information about how its "investments" are performing. Investors...
You hit the nail on its head. Google lacks discipline and focus. Under the guise of "investing in the future" and "making the world a better place," the founders have thrown money at project after project, some with large amounts of risk. There are probably many projects into which large sums of money have been sunk with little to show for it. It is a miracle that Google has remained a Wall Street darling despite such an unimpressive record of project execution. It is even...
Many people from the media to Wall Street to even people on this very forum. 
This is a cool invention, but it represents more than that. Apple is no less innovative than Google, but Google is considered the great engine of innovation, the a Willy Wonka of tech, while Apple is considered to be content upgrading existing products. The difference is that Apple doesn't talk about what they do in their labs. The only way we can guess is by looking at their patent filings. If Google had come out with this, they would have gone farther to get publicity...
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