Google CEO Larry Page speaks up on Apple, Motorola Nexus, self-driving cars and more

Google CEO Larry Page speaks up on Apple, Motorola Nexus, self-driving cars and more
Google’s chief executive Larry Page might not be getting as much of the press attention as Apple and its post-Jobs leader Tim Cook, but with Android now effectively dominating global smartphone sales, it is hard to underestimate the impact Google has.

If we had to compare Google and Apple, it seems the two stand for radically different business models, extremely different approaches.

What’s interesting about Google however is not just its current products, but also the unique way by which it is organized. The search giant started with the 70/20/10 model, where 70% of its effort was dedicated to ads, 20% to apps and 10% to brand new projects, and has retained this profile up until this day.

With this look at the future embedded at the core of its principles, Larry Page explains how Google relates to Apple, gives some more details on his relationship with Jobs, and speaks about things like a possible Motorola Nexus to how he runs Google. All of those are extremely insightful and interesting thoughts, we strongly suggest you checl out the full interview Page gave for Fortune at the source link, but we have also selected some excerpts right below.

On Apple:


On a Motorola Nexus:


On running a company:


On the future:


source: Fortune

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18 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The news of a possible Motorola Nexus makes me anxious so see what Google has up its sleeves for 2013.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

the sound of it makes me drool. besides, it makes perfect sense for Google to give Motorola a push.

2. MeoCao unregistered

Heil Larry

3. Valdomero

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

What about the self-driving car?

6. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It is in the main source. Concept is great but how about fuel?

8. Valdomero

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Great, thanks for the help. About the fuel, well, the cars can be electric or hydrogen fueled cars. but it's highly unlikely it will happen in a near future (too many bumps in the road: fuel companies, car companies, R&D, technology costs, traffic system, government, current technology). But it will happen... I hope to live long enough to see this.

5. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

This guy have ambition. Good thing

7. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

A Moto Nexus would be awsome!

9. TritonForceX

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Yeah, it figures after I extend my contract they'd talk about a Motorola Nexus. But that's why I went with the Razr Maxx HD, it's the closest right now to a Motorola Nexus given the absence of MotoBlur, with the best battery life. I like the comment about not being able to release a Nexus because they haven't had Motorola that long. I said the same thing when the Razr HDs were announced. I actually like the idea they took the existing flagship phones, dumped the rest, and cleaned them up. I also said next year is going to be the true test to what they can come up with since then they'd have a full year of R&D to work with.

10. Dro

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

If Motorola step up their camera hardware they could really have a hit with a Nexus line. A Razr Maxx Battery, Compact almost bezel free design, durable kevlar and bundle that with the latest and greatest Android OS, It would sell like hot cakes, even more so if they sell them as cheap as the Nexus 4.

11. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Hell to the yeah about the Motorola Nexus!!! I own a Motorola Xoom and still loves it to this day!!! Being a Chicagoan and where Motorola started and is based in, I would definitely embrace a Nexus device from the them.

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

lol, i wonder who went nuts with the red thumbs.

14. metalpoet unregistered

The iSh**p!!!!

18. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

my guess is a cynical ahole.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Who cares bout those JUST RELEASE THOSE DAMN GLASSES GOOGLE

15. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

O dear, Mr. Larry. How profoundly cincere you sound, it makes me take out my smallest violin and play a song for your hypocrisy. You and Mr. Eric are the two main thieves behind the semi-product, called android.

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

A Moto Nexus is probably the only Nexus I would get. I have had too much good luck, experiences with Moto vs other manufactures....for my wants n needs.

17. mydi.maus unregistered

hello moto here's nexus,..hi moto bye moto.

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