Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 16:13 UTC
Google Google CEO Larry Page was interviewed on Charlie Rose recently, and there was certainly some interesting stuff in there. Sadly, the interview suffers from the curse of modern journalism in that it was all a bit timid and civil (no truly harsh and confronting questions), but despite that, it's still a good watch. Two quotes from Page really stood out to me.
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RE[2]: are you kidding?
by Tony Swash on Thu 24th May 2012 13:18 UTC in reply to "RE: are you kidding?"
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Of course, anyone should anticipate legal battles if they become successful enough, but I don't think anyone in 2005 could have expected Google to be sued by even one of these companies over Android, let alone all three.

To the best of my knowledge Apple has never sued Google.

Google on the other hand now owns a company that sued Apple, sued Apple before Apple sued it, and is suing several companies using FRAND patents.

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RE[3]: are you kidding?
by galvanash on Fri 25th May 2012 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: are you kidding?"
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To the best of my knowledge Apple has never sued Google.

Don't mince words... Apple suing Samsung/HTC is really Apple suing Google by proxy. Everyone knows it...

...and (Google) is suing several companies using FRAND patents.

And frankly I hope they lose. Badly. I would rather see these kinds of things worked out in the marketplace, not in the courts.

I would have greatly preferred Google figure out a less unseemly way to retaliate against Apple in this case - but let's be honest and call it what it is - retaliation. I don't like what Google is doing one bit, but do you think Google would have even considered buying Motorola Mobility had it not been for the HTC/Samsung lawsuits. Who started this in the first place???

I'm not defending Google - I'm defending sanity... Apple is a great company - I like their products and services. Google is also a great company - I like their stuff too. I also sometimes don't like things both of them do.

I think both companies are rather exceptional in their own way - and I don't feel a need to ridicule either of them to make myself feel better about the other one.

I'm just saying, it is possible to both appreciate Apple for the good things they do and deride them for the bad things.

You, on the other hand, just seem to always be defending Apple - it doesn't seem to matter what they do... Is there anything that Apple has ever done that you don't agree with?

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