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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Relationship with Apple 'Improving'




While at the annual Allen and Co media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said the company's relationship with Apple is "improving" and that the two companies have been conducting "lots and lots" of meetings, reports Reuters.
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Schmidt did not provide details about the nature of the meetings during comments to reporters at the annual Allen and Co media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on Thursday. He noted that Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora, who joined him at the press briefing, was leading many of the discussions.
Schmidt did say that the companies are in "constant business discussions on a long list of issues." Last December, the former Google CEO said that the two companies had an "on and off" relationship and that they would work through any issues in "the adult way."

Apple and Google's relationship has been strained in recent years, with constant patent disputes between Apple and Google's Android parters as well as the removal of both Google Maps and YouTube from iOS. The two companies also have taken their rivalry to apps as Google has Safari competitor Chrome in the App Store and has most recently updated its Google Search app with Siri competitor Google Now.

Schmidt had served as an Apple board member while also holding the position of Google CEO, but as the two companies became increasingly direct competitors following Google's launches of Android and Chrome OS, Schmidt stepped down from Apple's board in August 2009.

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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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Well... this means Steve Jobs was the one who was in war with Google not Apple. So, soon we are going to see a merge between both operative systems... wait... doesn't iOS7 looks like an android phone right now?
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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This may mean they just better divided the market and fields of influence.
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I don't know what all this talking means but I do hope it results in less litigation.
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Well... this means Steve Jobs was the one who was in war with Google not Apple. So, soon we are going to see a merge between both operative systems... wait... doesn't iOS7 looks like an android phone right now?
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:24 AM   #6
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This news is going to disappoint blood craving fans on both sides.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:29 AM   #8
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While this is good news, I really don't think Schmidt is a good person to be involved in anything.
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Tim Cook the peacemaker.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:30 AM   #10
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Apple has so far been pretty horrible with most of their cloud services in one way or another. They really shouldn't have dumped Google.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:32 AM   #11
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Apple hates Google, Google loves Samsung, Samsung hates Apple, Google hates Microsoft, Samsung's OK with Microsoft but cant remember their name so keeps calling it ATIV, and Apple and Microsoft have a love/hate relationship
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:32 AM   #12
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Yeah right, just wait until Tim Cook going nuclear war on Schmidt
Because he saw the first prototype of iwatch and copied it.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:36 AM   #14
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Well... this means Steve Jobs was the one who was in war with Google not Apple. So, soon we are going to see a merge between both operative systems... wait... doesn't iOS7 looks like an android phone right now?
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:38 AM   #15
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Well... this means Steve Jobs was the one who was in war with Google not Apple.
Are you only just figuring that out?

Google had no problem with Apple. Tim had no problem with Google. It was Steve.

Sad to say, but the guy was an *******, even if he was a marketing genius. It's not exactly a big secret either.

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Apple hates Google, Google loves Samsung, Samsung hates Apple, Google hates Microsoft, Samsung's OK with Microsoft but cant remember their name so keeps calling it ATIV, and Apple and Microsoft have a love/hate relationship
You have no idea what you are talking about really do you

For one thing, Google and Samsung havent been getting on for a long time now, especially now that Samsung is readying Tizen to replace Android on their devices.
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Now that would not have happened Under Steve Jobs.....
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Do we believe anything this guy says?
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Sad to say, but the guy was an *******.
So what does that make Schmidt, then? Or yourself, even?
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Do we believe anything this guy says?
I don't trust Eric.
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This news is going to disappoint blood craving fans on both sides.
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Schmidt and Steve Jobs could actually get along. There is Steve's famous line, "Just because we're competitors doesn't mean we have to be rude about it." They were seen out at dinner numerous times. The truth is that Apple needs smartphone competition in order to avoid scrutiny of antitrust regulators.
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I guess we will have to sit back and see where this goes. I enjoy both Google and Apple cause both have their key points. It is obvious by their market shares. Kind of hard to argue with that.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 08:48 AM   #23
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Another reason I'm a bit skeptical of some thaw between Apple and Google.

https://mobile.twitter.com/markgurma...98656387526658

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So what does that make Schmidt, then? Or yourself, even?
So because this guy called Jobs an a****** that makes him one? I THINK NOT!!!! Jobs was was brilliant, but he was one!!!!

You just look like one when you defend him!
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While this is good news, I really don't think Schmidt is a good person to be involved in anything.
Much as I believe Steve Jobs was kind of nuts, Eric Schmidt should have resigned from the Apple board as soon as Google started serious development of a phone OS. It was unethical to continue, and perfectly predictable that it would trigger Steve's bipolar syndrome.
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