Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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RE[6]: Losing money?
by jared_wilkes on Mon 10th Sep 2012 21:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Losing money? "
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That's assuming they survive the subsequent crash of their share prices after their financial bubble bursts.

This says nothing but speaks to your personal self-delusions.

The problem is, Apple aren't ahead of the market in anything but income and stock price.

Nonsense. Apple is way, way, way ahead in profit, revenue, margin, inventory mgmt, supply chain, etc...

And that's a pretty risky game to play if nearly all your income is tied up in a small fraction of your business.

Well, okay, let's assume they are "only" ahead in income and stock price. Making more income from a smaller fraction of the market is riskier than making less money from a bigger fraction of the market? Seriously? Because I'm pretty sure making twice as much money as the entire rest of the industry with only 15% market share is a massive, massive advantage.

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