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Poll: Google is the most beloved tech firm in the U.S.

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Poll: Google is the most beloved tech firm in the U.S.
So which tech firm has the best reputation in the U.S at the moment? According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Google beat out social networking site Facebook and device manufacturer Apple to take the top spot in a poll that reveals what Americans think of the country's top tech firms. According to the poll, 83% of adult respondents who were questioned on a cellphone or land line, have a favorable view of Mountain View based Google.

Apple trailed Google with 72% responding favorably to the iPhone and iPad manufacturer, followed by the 60% that gave Facebook a favorable rating. The numbers are extremely similar to last year's ratings when Google received a favorable rating from 82% of respondents, followed by Apple's 74% favorable rating and the 58% scored by Facebook. The poll results have a 3.5 percentage point margin of error and were conducted from May 29th through June 2nd with 1007 adults surveyed.

Google scored highly among all demographic groups, although those over 65 years old gave the company only a 64% favorable rating. And Apple seems to be losing its cool factor. Last year, 81% of those under 30 years old gave Apple a favorable rating. This year, that number was down to 71%. And something like that is not going to be addressed by releasing a smartwatch.

source: WashingtonPost via electronista

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posted on 08 Jun 2013, 18:56 19

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lol apple losing its cool factor! Damn right it is, but honestly this is very good for Google and they thoroughly deserve it!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:23 14

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Lol apple losing its cool factor!"

Apple already have lost its cool a few years ago.

P.S.
Google for "lost its cool" and look at all search result titles, you will see Apple name almost in all results. ;)

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:32 3

10. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


You are right! Apple and Facebook are both featured a number of times in the top results.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 05:50

36. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


A because of that it's time for "Use a real smartphone - Android" TV advertisement! Seriously :-)

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 18:56 3

2. 19and6 (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Shocker.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:39 1

25. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


you need shock absorber . . . ..
lol

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:08 1

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2120; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


we love Google! we also like apple.()_()

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:12 3

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


They have a lot of really good products so I could see that happening. Can't think of any other companies whose name is now used as a verb for the service it provides... "Google it!"

Wait, People do say you can "TiVo" a show.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:20 4

5. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


FakeNewsAnnouncement:

Google! buy's TiVo to continue dominance in name as a verb category!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:21 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple it...just doesn't sound rite lol. Tim Cook it..?

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:11 2

15. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Then you can always bÏTe it and sÜck it, if it makes you happy!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:25 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have deemed you, no longer worth my time. CRS you've been exposed.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:21 1

23. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Oh we have to use that for something! Lol.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:50

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Think of a good one WM lol

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:22

24. tedkord (Posts: 12281; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Its "Apple them". It means to sue a competitor to stifle said competitors innovation.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:51

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol damn Ted

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:23 3

8. MartianMe (unregistered)


i still don't get y ppl say apple "the iphone or ipad maker or manufacturer " that is a false statement . apple doesn't built sh*t. they're like a spoiled white little girl with a credit card. lg, samsung, sony, r manufacturers.. apple has 1 building where they design on napkins in which a lot of those designs r stolen from other real manufacturers anyways.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:40 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ooooooookayyyyyyyyyyy

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:29 3

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14230; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I am not convinced since google does a lot of questionable things that seem to go unnoticed.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:34 12

11. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


That's bs, google is easily the most transparent company with its users.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:36 10

12. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


You'll say the exact opposite if it was apple instead of google.....Admit it and acknowledge it already..... Google's been first for several years now....

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:18 2

22. tedkord (Posts: 12281; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I am not convinced anybody cares whether toe convinced.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 19:57 8

14. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Thumb me up if you LOVE Google. :)

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:17 5

16. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Of course Google is the most beloved; they even graciously allowed Google Maps back on iOS so that iDud owners would no longer be iLost.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:30

18. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


saying that apple has lost it's cool factor is only going to hype them up more when something gets released tho

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 20:52 1

19. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2120; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


no one like apple? why? apple is coming w/ios7,,..hahaah wait and see.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:02

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Gonna be a home run. A bottom of the 9th bases loaded down by 3 runs grand salami.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:15 1

21. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Google is trusted and loved worldwide. And google deserve it too for making web simpler and more meaningful.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 21:57 3

28. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Amazing when you think where Google started...a lil ole search engine....

Apple....maybe its time to ease up off the lawsuits and redesign iOS. It hasnt really hurt OS X. Dont be scared Apple, yall need something more than an extra row of icons.

Yall took a chance with the orig iPhone and it paid off, dont be scared to do it again.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 22:02 2

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good post

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