Is Apple (AAPL) Google's (GOOG) biggest rival? Or is it Microsoft (MSFT)? Or Facebook (FB)? You...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Is Apple (AAPL) Google's (GOOG) biggest rival? Or is it Microsoft (MSFT)? Or Facebook (FB)? You can make a case for any one after going over Om Malik's list of Google products and services that now compete with these companies, and/or with Amazon (AMZN), Twitter, and a variety of startups. The situation reminds Malik of imperial overstretch, and leads him to declare Google "lacks the star power to win on all fronts," given an intensely competitive market for tech talent. (more on GOOG)