Top 5 Reasons Google Should/Shouldnt Buy Apple - 3. Google Open, Apple Closed

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-03-18 Print this article Print
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The juxtaposition of Android and the iPhone underscores one of the more stark contrasts between the companies: Google lauds open-source technologies, offering free access to Internet apps that consumers embrace as alternatives to the software packages from Microsoft and others; Apple, reknowned and sometimes lambasted for its proprietary ways, doesn't give away anything for free. The philosophical chasm between Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be too great to bridge.


Google CEO Eric Schmidt has made it perfectly clear he doesn't like the idea that Microsoft will buy Yahoo. That-


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