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Tech Giants War – Google vs Apple

Yesterday a piece of news from the Wall Street Journal hit the markets – Google intends to launch a tablet simillar to the Apple IPad as functionalities. And of course, its stock increased a bit.
Whilst this is good news for Google and bad news for Apple, I wonder why people are surprised at the news. After all, Google is the larges internet player on the planet Earth and it should go on that direction. What surprises me is why Google is trying to launch such a device so late…
…which brings my thoughts to the idea that in gadget terms, Google is an Apple follower. But not in the bad sense of the word. Surprisingly enough, Google might have the ability to take a newly launched product and make it better than its no.1 competitors. It is the old strategy of the largest FMCG producer in the World, Procter & Gamble. But whilst |P&G does this since forever and has some associated risks, Google seems to have found a nice recipy to overcome the issues.Read More »Tech Giants War – Google vs Apple

Nexus Phone – A Revolution?

The answer is – hardly yes. As much as Google would like to argue against it, the Nexus phone looks too much as an IPhone to be so different.
It is true, Nexus has what IPhone does not have – an open platform operating software (the famous Android revamped), the possibility to write your own software applications if you like, the fact that it comes unlocked. But if you really want an IPhone, you can unlock it one way or another, everybody knows this. And Apple takes advantage of this in order to justify its outrageously high prices for its mobile handsets. Yes, Google is honest in this respect. You do not pay indirectly for the mobile phone via your mobile phone subscription. By the wway, did you know that the mobile phone operators (AT&T, Orange etc) which enter into agreements with Apple pay 10% of the subscription fees to the computer hardware producer?Read More »Nexus Phone – A Revolution?

Google Trying To Diversify On Operating Systems

googleIt is a matter of public knowledge how envious is Google on Microsoft’s success with the X-Box game console. After all, Microsoft managed to diversify itself very successfully in the hardware sector via a single, yet very desirable product. Google’s forrayal into the hardware software has led to the creation of the Android mobile phone, which was not by any means a success (nor a failure, since it brought some profit to the company). Yet, Google has its own standards for the success – and anything below the number one position in a market seems to be unacceptable.

This is probably the reason why Gogle has embarked on a dangerous journey. Google is planning to attack the Microsoft corporation on its very core turf 0 the operating system market.Read More »Google Trying To Diversify On Operating Systems

Shares update – is Google a money making Android?

All talks today about companies seemed to evolve around two topics:
– how lousy are some sectors in the US business (driven down by the automakers double digit decrease in sales and the retail dipping, except for the ubiquoiutous retail sales), and
– how the communications/internet sectors are getting into even more serious troubles.Read More »Shares update – is Google a money making Android?