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They only make money off of Apple owners using Google, nada from the Android users.

 

With MS pushing "BING" and Apple moving away from pushing Google, the idea of giving away Android and buying MotoMo is costing Google a lot of money in primary, secondary and tertiary ways.

 

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Google management is poised to to be kicked off the bridge right into a lifeboat.

 

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Originally Posted by Rodd Clarkson View Post

How ironic. 

 

And why is it that Apple, for all their apparent brilliance, is incapable of supporting any of their technology on more than a handful of devices. Sounds to me like Apple isn't about enabling it's loyal users, it's all about limiting their choices.

 

If you were a "loyal user," to use your term, you would have no choice to limit.

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Why would they "reply in kind" anyway? Looking at Google's application store, Google Play, they already have (all?) the search features that Chomp offered. No harm to Google that I can think of.

https://play.google.com/store

 

 

 


You are right. But think of this like a "shot across the bow." It causes no harm but serves notice that one should not precede. Google is headed in a direction that will cost them the support of all the main OS companies except their own money losing OS and their own unprofitable OS users.

 

Apple and Google together would be very strong against the likes Microsoft and Bing. However if Apple buys or fleshes out their own search engine to compete with Google, then there will be no going back. Google can get itself marginalized by competing with their own customers.

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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

 

Google MIGHT get away with not renewing the contract, but that would depend on whether they had similar deal with other vendors.

Either way, while they could stop paying Apple, they couldn't stop offering maps and search for Apple products.

I would agree if you are talking about preventing them from being accessed through a browser, but Google as the default search on iOS and Google map data on the iOS Map app are contractual so they are only obligated to honor the contract. When the contract expires both parties are free to change the terms offered or even not to renew at all. Even if another handset vendor has a contract with Google for search or map data that by no means makes it illegal for them to part ways with Apple for those services once the contract expires.

 

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Rather than make a number of high-profile acquisitions, Apple announced in March that it will spend $45 billion over the next three years on a stock dividend and share repurchase program.

 

Apple never stated anything about paying dividends and repurchases instead of making a number of high-profile (or any) acquisitions.

In fact, Tim Cook did state just the opposite - ""You'll see more of all of these (R&D, acquisitions, retail stores, supply chain, infrastructure) in the future"

post #46 of 54

 

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Originally Posted by Rodd Clarkson View Post

How ironic. 

 

Just as Google releases Google Drive with support for all the major platforms, showing yet again how Google supports technology the lets you work the way you want to work (and that they aren't afraid of a little competition)...

 

Apple buys yet another 'innovation' and then removes any reference to their competition.

 

And why is it that Apple, for all their apparent brilliance, is incapable of supporting any of their technology on more than a handful of devices. Sounds to me like Apple isn't about enabling it's loyal users, it's all about limiting their choices.

 


It really is simple if you 'THINK' about it. Google will make money (or hopes to at least) with Google Drive regardless of the device using it. How would Apple make money or benefit by supporting a search engine for Android applications?

 

Why would or should Apple even consider supporting their technologies for use on other vendors products? Apple is a for profit business not a charity.


Edited by Realistic - 4/27/12 at 6:50pm

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Sorry had to delete since the reply and quote button didn't add the relevant information I needed and I am not gonna take time to figure it out.   

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Relic View Post

 

Yea Apple does that to, probably more then most companies and if they can't buy them they'll sue them, standard practice nowadays for all company's it seems.

 

You have been shown repeatedly to be relatively incompetent when it comes to technology in general, and yet you're so assured of your own innate infallibility, it is astounding. We all get that you love your Samsung products, and respect them for being so pervasive. Cool, but pretending like Apple buys companies simply to avoid competing with them makes you look that much more incompetent. Because of your blatant lying, you'll get no more sympathy from me for being bed-ridden. That is not an excuse to produce misinformation to suit your fancy.

 

Name one major Apple purchase in recent memory that Apple didn't develop or curate into a major product or feature? 


Edited by Slang4Art - 4/28/12 at 12:38pm
post #49 of 54

 

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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

 

I would agree if you are talking about preventing them from being accessed through a browser, but Google as the default search on iOS and Google map data on the iOS Map app are contractual so they are only obligated to honor the contract. When the contract expires both parties are free to change the terms offered or even not to renew at all. Even if another handset vendor has a contract with Google for search or map data that by no means makes it illegal for them to part ways with Apple for those services once the contract expires.

 

 

My context was clear. It would be illegal for Google to stop providing their services for Macs. Whether there's a contract in place or not is completely irrelevant.

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Originally Posted by Relic View Post

 

Yea Apple does that to, probably more then most companies and if they can't buy them they'll sue them, standard practice nowadays for all company's it seems.

 

You have been shown repeatedly to be relatively incompetent when it comes to technology in general, and yet you're so assured of your own innate infallibility, it is astounding. We all get that you love your Samsung products, and respect them for being so pervasive. Cool, but pretending like Apple buys companies simply to not compete with them, makes you look that much more incompetent. Because of your blatant lying, you'll get no more sympathy from me for being bed-ridden. That is not an excuse to produce misinformation to suit your fancy.

 

Name one major Apple purchase in recent memory that Apple didn't develop or curate into a major product or feature? 


Thanks for saying what I thought needed to be said, Slang4Art, especially your last sentence. I'll be waiting for your answer too, Relic.
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Thanks for saying what I thought needed to be said, Slang4Art, especially your last sentence. I'll be waiting for your answer too, Relic.

 

I'm assuming it will be another apologetic mish-mash of both regurgitated talking points and anecdotal assumptions (see: "probably more then most") that have little or no basis on the discussion or within the context thereof.

post #52 of 54

I can't wait to see the knee jerk reaction when people bring home their shiny new Apple HDTV and finds out it doesn't work with your cable provider because the only port in the back of it is a ethernet port and some proprietary link to apple tv. HDMI, COAX, RGB and Composite are so 2000's. Welcome to the future.

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I can't wait to see the knee jerk reaction when people bring home their shiny new Apple HDTV…

 

I can't wait to see the knee-jerk reaction when Apple exhibits common sense and doesn't release a TV, leaving a bunch of people on forums across the Internet all whiny and acting entitled to one.

 

Despite these rumors having been around for nearly a decade. lol.gif

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post #54 of 54

OH FOR **** SAKE!!

 

Its business!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We see this all the time in the video game market and nobody raises an eyebrow, they just accept it as common sense business.

 

When MS bought bungie, didn't they cancel Halo for Mac?

Sony aquired naughty Dog and to put games exclusively on the playstation. 

 

I don't see why this is news and everyone is all "How could they?" And this coming from an Android owner (who by the way, never even heard of chomp cuase the play store search features are good enough). Lets get real people, this is business. The mobile market is gonna become like the Video game market, where its all about the software. Doesn't matter if your hardware is 1.4 Ghz and mine is 1.6. All that matters is who has the bigger amount of apps that people want. 

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