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Google CEO Larry Page on Apple's "thermonuclear war": "How well is that working?"

0. phoneArena 17 Jan 2013, 19:32 posted on

Larry Page took over as CEO of Google in April of 2011, although insiders say that the job was always his, Eric Schmidt was simply "keeping the seat warm" until Page was ready. On the technology side of things, there wasn't much doubt the Page had the skills, but when dealing with the media, Page was a bit reserved at first. But, he's growing more confident, and in a a new interview with Wired, Page is ready to take swings at Facebook. He even commented on Apple's "thermonuclear war" with a confident and clear "How well is that working?"...

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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:03

54. Althorius (Posts: 23; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Don't feed the trolls.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:28 1

55. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....I read it as incrementally. LOL
That completely changes the comment. I don't know if that's the proper usage of excrementally but now the comment makes more sense.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:10

57. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This is one of the few times I had to look up words to know what they meant in the context of the post...LOL!!

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 22:09 2

27. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)

"you may have the greatest maps in the world, but if nobody uses them, it doesn’t matter. Our philosophy has always been to get our products out to as many people as possible." one more reason why google is better than apple

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 00:21 1

32. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

not surprise by Page's comments.. he is the CEO of Google what are thing can he say?.. the war on Android was declared by Jobs.. now he comes forward with his comments but where were you Page when Jobs was alive huh...

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 00:36 5

35. tedkord (Posts: 13243; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

About time you showed your face around here again. Theres been a noticeable lack of crazy since Taco was banned. Mxy has been trying to take up the slack, but he's just one guy. It'll be easier on him now that you're back.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:26

49. 1v1addict (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)

He doesn't have guts to confront jobs

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:12 1

58. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

At this point in time....I hope he doesnt confront Jobs. That would be a lil weird...

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:15

59. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Was he even asked this question while Jobs was alive? I wonder about some of yall sometimes....

And if we remember correctly...they admired Jobs and wanted Jobs to work for them. I wish the fanboys were like the Woz....it would be more civil....

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 10:37 1

68. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Go home chickend*ck, you are DRUNK (on apple juice)

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:16 2

36. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Both android and ios feel like they were designed 10 years ago.... Oh wait, they were designed 10 years ago.
Modern opearating systems like Windows Phone and BB10 will eventually make these antiquated platforms look obsolete in comparison, so unless google is working on something new behind the scenes, I don't think Mr page or Mr schmidt should be acting smug toward anyone

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 02:35 3

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Android 4.2 is ahead of it's time. iOS 6 on the other hand....

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:06

45. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:16 1

46. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Sure, the guys with 70 percent market share shouldn't "act smug."

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:33

47. MeoCao (unregistered)

You are right!

WinMo, WP or whatever MS calls it will always be fresh b-c MS makes a new OS every few years after another failure.

And when Nokia abandons WP what will be left?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:50

51. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Why would they abandon it? It has consistently positive growth, and Nokia has both loyalty and cachet on its own. While it is possible android-ers might buy an Android-powered Nokia for its natural superiority were there to be one made, there is so little profit and certain possible.market share with that, as well as limited manufacturing capacity, and no money from Daddy Warbucks, I mean Microsoft, to tide them over while the platform takes off.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:52

52. MeoCao (unregistered)

Come on, how 920 sells? From 4M lumias sold last Q I guess there were only less than 1M 920s. Is that growth what Nokia wants?

The strength of a company is in its people, but how many employees Nokia has now?

Nokia success with Android is not guarranteed, but this is its only chance.

Nokia should act quickly before it's too late.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:17

60. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Funny you say that when Android has changed alot from 1.6 to 4.0....iOS tho.....not so much.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:28

63. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Since its taken MS this long to answer the iPhone...its about time for MS. RIM too. Funny how if I remember right execs from both MS and RIM basically laughed at the orig iPhone.

Look how that turned out.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 03:11 2

40. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)

Tesla, that Serb was a genius.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 04:43 1

43. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

lmfao... you guys are hilarious, seriously. You don't get to become CEO of anything, let alone the biggest mobile phone platform in the world, by being a nice guy. Behind that fake Larry Page smile is a complete asshole, trust me.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:46

53. Shade (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)

You do realize he didn't just become the CEO out of thin air, he co-founded the company. So it's not like he just came into this position.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:04 1

44. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

"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? That’s why most companies decay slowly over time... incremental improvement is guaranteed to be obsolete over time."

Brilliant thinking.
Hats off to you Larry

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 05:37

48. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

and yet he keeps trying to improve android incrementally?? Every aspect of Linux, from the kernel to the antiquated use of a JVM, is outdated, period. You can polish a turd all you like but it'll still be a turd.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:24 2

56. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

what makes Linux a turd? It seems to work pretty well on a worldwide basis.

I smell iFanboy. Or perhaps Windows fanboy?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:20

61. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

If he hates on Linux....he cant be an iPhone fan.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 23:24

62. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Dude.....go back and look at how Android changed from 1.6 to 4.0. Now compare iOS 1 to 5. And try that again...

Almost the entire UI of Android has changed. And all companies improve their software incrementally. What do you think happens when bug fixes take place?

Its the companies that improve incrementally and try to act like its a major change that Larry is talking about.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 04:36

65. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Oh, Dear Mr. Larry the Thief. Didn't your mom teach you that stealing is bad? Because of your stealing and Samsung's stupidity, the asian guys paid $1.1 billion, which Giggle should gave paid. Because of you. And now you are talking?! Wtf?

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 14:05

67. willard12 (unregistered)

Stealing? Meaning, Apple invented something and Google stole it. So, what 1 thing has Apple invented/created/innovated? Name just 1, any 1, take your time. Slide to unlock...no, universal search.....no, pinch to zoom...no (and invalidated) , scroll bounce...no (and invalidated). Apple has invented NOTHING. They are the good artist that steals, remember. On the 1.1 billion, I don't recall Samsung having paid a dime at this point.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 13:39

69. oNutz (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jan 2013)

I just want you to imagine having a company that sells "anything". Sneakers, yo-yos, belt-buckles - I don't care what kind of doo-hickey it is. It doesn't matter.
Imagine for one moment, YOUR trusted board-member launches a product that looks and feels very similar to the product that your team has been working on for years.
You're telling me, you wouldn't be the slightest bit miffed?
That's a YES or NO question by the way.

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