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Eric Schmidt tells senators that Siri could be a "threat" to Google

0. phoneArena 06 Nov 2011, 16:15 posted on

In a statement released to the U.S. Senate antitrust subcommittee, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt called Siri a "significant development" in search and states that Apple's voice activated personal assistant could prove to be a "competitive threat" to Google's search business...

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posted on 06 Nov 2011, 19:38

36. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


I don't see the big problem with fragmentation. In anything there should be differing devices or products offered. A high end, midrange, low end of what ever. I think that it works well and covers the bases well. It gets the premium buyers and all points in between. Everyone does not want the top of the line they just want something that works well. Android covers this and WP7 covers this and we are seeing now that Apple is looking to cover this. Apple now has the 3gs, 4 and 4s models at different price points and functionality. You can tell all the companies are looking to capture a wide array of users of different experience.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 17:58 1

28. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Or a second account lol

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 15:37 5

5. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oh look, Google are now trying to use extortion because they didn't come up with Siri or Facebook. Now they're trying to be anticompetitive. Perhaps Google should stop trying to jump in things they are not successful in.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 15:46

12. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Nowhere in this article does it say anything like that.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 16:22

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you haven't seen current lawsuits and other stuff have you? most companies seem to be "an eye for an eye" lately

and when you say successful how does success measures?

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 15:39 2

7. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Even if it poses a "threat" to Google's search engine, it would take them years to replace Google's search engine with something better just like how it would take them years to replace Google Maps with something of their own. Apple shouldn't forget that Google has YouTube on their side as well, not sure how that can help but it'll probably end up with something fruitful.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 15:44

10. Cyd07 (Posts: 83; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


Title is misleading. In the article we see (and you say it) that it's just a statement for regulators. In the tile we had the impression it was a sincere statement, a kind of strategic analyse by the CEO of Google.

Not a fair pratice.

PS : so, nothing to say on the topic.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 17:27 1

24. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


This is funny what Eric is doing trying to make Apple feel good about Siri. Honestly be serious this siri will add up to NOTHING of any importance in the near future just another USELESS APPLE FEATURE...

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 17:51 4

27. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Rly? Proof it, I would say.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 21:19 3

45. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I guess you know better than Eric Schmidt

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 17:35

25. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Buahaha! Giggle has done it again! Always play second best. PS: I do not really use google often at all. I use Bing instead.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 18:08 1

29. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


I like this google admits a challenge and they are open to search engine competition wonderful. Good to know their first response is not going to the courts for patents. And fyi for that iphone fan its funny how u keep making remarks about android users who claim they like android better than ios yet in every comment you make you passsively in a sly way keep saying you like ios is better than android and its more innovative than android talk about double standards.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 18:30

30. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


I'm a bit of an apple fan but unlike you, that doesn't mean I hate android like you hate apple. I own an iPad, does that make me a hardcore apple fanboy?

Nope it doesn't. And I don't got an iPhone.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 19:37 1

35. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Lol wow I wasn't even talking about you, I was talking about that "iphone fan" in general . So your response just proves your one of those fans yet you say you aren't? Please save yourself the embrassment and stop trying to kid yourself. And fyi I have always said iphone is a solid built phone and user friendly I just think it doesn't offer me the utility I need and I can't stand when you ask an iphone user why do you have an iphone and their response is its "the best". I love any os that offers the most utility and that's my prefence but I appreciate your honestly and open about your iphone is the "best syndrome"

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 19:47

38. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Your prev comments made it sound like you hated everyone who likes ios. I must've interpretted you wrong.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 20:11 1

39. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Hate? Problems? Lol listen phones are materialistic things that don't generate any emotional attachments to them especially hate there's bigger things going on in the world to "hate" a toy. Stop using "hate" its not healthy :)

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 20:15 1

40. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Ok, i will start using the word dislike instead ;)

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 18:38

31. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I think there is plenty of companies to compete with Google. So what if they are a mile ahead of them? Catch up. Not buying there is a case, here.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 19:26

32. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


I thought that Siri even used Google to find search results as well as other search engines. (Wolfram Alpha I think) This is an attempt to head off the hounds that are sniffing around trying to find something. Google should be careful I think.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 19:39

37. amangy (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Let me get this straight. A company works diligently, hires the finest people, has some luck and suddenly they have the government poking in their business because why? they are successful?? Woes is me! Yahoo and Bing cry spilled milk because they are not as good? What is wrong with this picture? What will the government say to Google "Listen you are too successful. You have to try and suck just a little to get the cry babies off our case." Google is not a subscription service such as a telephone or cable TV. Keep your hand out of what is not your concern and spend time on feeding the needy or housing the homeless. This is a perfect example of what is wrong with darn politicians. It wouldn't matter if it was Yahoo or Bing which were being investigated, I would still be pissed. Don't forget the politicians work for you. If they aren't doing their job give them a bad evaluation with your vote. Yes I digress. Bottom line gtfo of where you don't belong gov't and while you are at it why don't you deliver more FEMA housing to a flood area and then say "oops" it's a flood area and you can't occupy the housing because it' not flood approved. Thank God I didn't get flooded out but the poor souls who did must be smh in disgust. Besides, anyone remember "Google Buzz?" (free pass to walk).

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 21:13 1

43. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Try reading up. Google has gotten in trouble for anti competitive behavior in the past. Such as manipulating search results so their services show up first and collecting user information without permission.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 21:09 2

41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


31. remixfa posted on 8 hours ago 0 4
you really think siri has its own search engine and algorithm in it?? lol. bet a dollar it connects to google or bing for its searches.


Eric Schmidt tells senators that Siri could be a "threat" to Google



I guess remix knows better than the CEO of Google.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 22:41 2

49. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you really are an idiot.

i dont know eric shmidt, but i can definitely say I know better than you... then again, so could most on these boards except maybe gallito.. thats a toss up. Even miz is smarter than you. Hes on apple crack, but at least he is OK politically.. lol.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 23:57 2

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


"lol. bet a dollar it connects to google or bing for its searches."


Okay maybe I don't get it. Please explain to me how Siri using google's servers is a threat to google?

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 21:12 1

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Another quote

"Apple’s Siri is a significant development—a voice-activated means of accessing answers through iPhones that demonstrates the innovations in search."

Hmm Google's CEO seems to think Siri is innovative. But fandroids say nothing Apple has ever done is innovative.

posted on 06 Nov 2011, 23:16 1

50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Siri is a very well developed, fun service to use however it's not very practical yet. after a few more years of development Siri may become dominant at least in Mobile Web searching capacities.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 00:54

52. gngr1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 May 2011)


To each his own. Who really cares either you prefer Apple or you prefer Android. Pick a running system and stick to it. Technology will make its mark regardless. I prefer Android. #imjustsaying

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 02:34 1

55. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


I have to say this and I might get some hate for it but Apple users are really quick to say that Apple is responsible for something so innovative but didn't apple just buy it? Buying something and claiming the credit doesn't sound innovative to me.

I don't care if google did the same thing, it doesn't seem right either way. This is just my opinion but hey I don't know too much on this so don't send me any nasty grams thank you.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:26

61. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


I like this comment. Double standard of the iphone fans. Don't worry even though the iphone is a decent phone and I do like it but I also used to like blackberries so that's where they are heading it seems but its only my opinion. Fyi iphone users I know u guys are very sensitive just remind urself its just an opinion :).

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:38

62. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Android was bought by google

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