Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2014 21:33 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y

There were two striking pieces of business news this week from America's leading technology brands. On the one hand, Google unveiled a prototype of an autonomous car that, if it can be made to work at scale, promises to end mass automobile ownership while drastically reducing car wreck fatalities and auto-related pollution. Meanwhile, Apple bought a company that makes high-end headphones.

Which is to say that Apple's playing checkers while Google plays chess.

For better or worse, this is exactly why many people seem to hold Google in higher regard than they do Apple. Both Apple and Google are rich and wealthy beyond average-person-measure. Now, which company will be liked more: the one that uses said wealth to develop crazy may-or-may -not-work technologies that can change the world at a massively substantial scale, or the one that stuffs $150 billion in shady bank accounts to avoid having to pay taxes?

The more wealth you hoard, the less sympathetic people will be towards you. Unless, of course, you use that wealth in a very public way.

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gimme the headphones hands down...
by sergio on Sun 1st Jun 2014 23:17 UTC
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There are plenty of excellent automotive companies that make good cars out there, I don't need Google stupid spying cars. Thank you!!

BTW Did you see how lame those Google cars look?!?! Mother of god... nobody can use that fugly piece of...

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gan17 Member since:

There are plenty of excellent headphone companies that make good headphones out there. I don't need no stinking iBeats with distorted bass response!!

BTW Did you see how lame those Beats headphones look?!?! Mother of dog... I have no idea why teenagers buy those ugly pieces of....

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sergio Member since:

What does Google know about cars??!!? What cars have to do with their business?!? It's all smoke, vapor, demagogy for nerds.

At least, headphones are related to Apple business, they sell music and music players and Beats will improve their products and customer experience.

I hate companies like Google that tries to conquer the world instead of focusing on their (faulty) products. Google must improve their _horrible_ stuff like Google+, Android or Youtube before trying to reinvent the wheel.

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