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Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt says his company hasn't made any move to provide a Google Maps app...

Google's (GOOG) Eric Schmidt says his company hasn't made any move to provide a Google Maps app for the App Store, in spite of the backlash to Apple's (AAPL) iOS 6 Maps. Schmidt hints, but doesn't overtly state, that Apple hasn't signaled it will approve a Google Maps app. He also refuses to guarantee Google will remain the default search option for iOS - that arrangement has produced huge revenue-sharing payments for Apple, and cemented Google's mobile search dominance.
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  • entmd
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    Please... I barely used google maps. I've been using Waze for months and have been extremely satisfied. I think this Google Maps thing is just being overblown.
    25 Sep 2012, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • pirota
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    I heard that in London subway they are instructing iOS6 users to use physical maps ....
    25 Sep 2012, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • Applocrat
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    eIt's British humor. Not a catastrophe. Of course maybe the former implies the latter I don't know... But no worries.
    25 Sep 2012, 10:21 AM Reply Like
  • johnofarizonaoregon
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    Waze works wonderfully.
    25 Sep 2012, 11:08 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    It's true, not just hearsay

     

    http://bit.ly/SvA6lI
    25 Sep 2012, 12:28 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    I like it, too.
    25 Sep 2012, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • Long AAPL
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    Apple get a billion dollar from Google for using Google search engine. They could get the same from Yahoo or Microsoft, and should change immediately. Apple iOS gives Google 400 million devices for generating ad revenue. Why?
    Like the Maps, if an iOS users wanted they could download Google search if they wanted. It just wouldn't be the DEFAULT application preloaded.
    Apple needs to disconnect from Google just like they are doing with Samsung.
    25 Sep 2012, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Yup and then they'll see how bad it is when you're by yourself on an island

     

    Samsung is their top supplier of quality materials and they've had to go back to them in the past.

     

    Google is tops when it comes to Mapping information, period.

     

    Apple is cutting off its nose to spite its face.
    25 Sep 2012, 12:30 PM Reply Like
  • jswieter
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    AGREED!

     

    Walk away from the thieves.
    25 Sep 2012, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Apple just handed Google a nice flaw to exploit. Hopefully Google capitalizes on the opportunity....

     

    http://bit.ly/SPDYsP
    25 Sep 2012, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • dmarilley
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    They talked about a deep bench at AAPL. It definitely looks like a bench.
    25 Sep 2012, 12:36 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Eric Schmidt's comments remind me of a whiny kid in a sandbox - Well, if you aren't go to play with me, I'm going to take my toys and go home.

     

    Just sayin. And, I'm kind of looking forward to AAPL and GOOG going all thermonuclear on each other. I don't think Google will like the result.
    25 Sep 2012, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    AAPL is the one that spurned Google, not the other way around. Apple wanted to go at it alone with maps and now they are reaping what they sow.
    25 Sep 2012, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    And as far as the war goes, Google needs nothing from Apple, but Apple has to develop a de novo maps system that has to compete with a highly-successful and finished Google product. They also have to convinced iOS users that not having google as default search is OK.
    25 Sep 2012, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • DanoX
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    Google search will be going bye bye.
    25 Sep 2012, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Agree, Google search is going bye bye. As to the comments above, Google started this whole thing and as we saw, having Schmidt on Apple's board was a mistake. It's like Microsoft all over again. Google doesn't need anything from Apple? They need to watch and learn and take note.
    25 Sep 2012, 04:27 PM Reply Like
  • msftxno
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    Agreed. All this carping about Apple, but it is Google that is really in danger. Their one trick pony with ads from searches could unravel.

     

    Bing is getting aggressive with a Facebook partnership and a lot of advertising, Siri is growing, Yahoo is most likely getting back in the game. And after Apple gets it data act together with maps, what will prevent Apple from going full force into search? Think they've been building all those data centers just for iClould?

     

    Apple gets revenue from computer hardware, music sales, software sales, the iPod (still making money) and of course the iPhone and iPad. It also has an ad business that is in competition with Google which is making serious money.

     

    Google, on the other hand, needs ad revenue and there are a lot of future competition coming their way. It's their only source of cash. Android costs far more than it is producing. They sell their tablet at a loss. They will likely shut Motorola down rather than subsidize their loses, now that they have the patents which don't seem to be panning out too well.

     

    Self driving cars are cool, but Google seems to taken its eye off their cash cow while they fool around with all these activities that don't generate revenue.

     

    Apple (on the other hand) is in a good position to capitalize on that situation. They are in a very good position to enter search, and they have a diverse range of profitable businesses generating revenue in the meantime.

     

    While Google was ripping off the iPhone, they were hiring every Apple iPhone engineer they could tempt to jump ship.

     

    Now that Apple is hiring Googles map engineers, the shoe is on the other foot.
    25 Sep 2012, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Google is to search as Apple is to mp3 players and smartphones. Google isnt going anywhere.
    27 Sep 2012, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • rubicon59
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    Are they not nominating a board member either?
    25 Sep 2012, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • brentn
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    Another excellent App is Around Me. It allows users to locate points of interest or enter an address - it uses Google Maps. It provides turn by turn navigation. I travel frequently for my job - this is the App I use much more than Google Maps.
    25 Sep 2012, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Agreed on Around Me.
    25 Sep 2012, 04:22 PM Reply Like
  • Stockgal87
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    Eric Schmidt is evil.

     

    Stealing the iPhone while on sitting on Apple's board wasn't enough, I guess.

     

    Imho, its no great loss not having Google maps. Before the maps switch I used third party maps because Google had stripped out all the good features in their iOS version. The app store is full of maps way better than Googles weak iOS implimentation. I say, good riddance to Google, and looking forward to Apple doubling down on their map effort.
    25 Sep 2012, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    True dat. Exactly what I said about ES above. Ha Ha on your "doubling down" on maps comment - as far as I am concerned they can double down on their own search and say bye, bye to Goog, although Apple sticks with their own core competencies and creates new ones on well-thought out plans. Always have.
    25 Sep 2012, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • msftxno
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    You called that right, sister.

     

    Eric Schmidt sat on the board soaking up all the iPhone early research and reporting all the while back to Google while they planned their own phone. Evil, yes... maybe even criminal.

     

    Also agree about Google maps. I've never heard anything that matters less get so much press. Journalists obviously needed some big "problem" to write about!

     

    I've also never used Google maps, because the free options at the app store are SO much better than Google's weak offering. The free apps have a lot of the features that Google wouldn't give Apple. I agree Waze is pretty awesome, but there are a lot of great free options.
    25 Sep 2012, 05:54 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    And apple ripped the IPad off microsoft.... your point?
    25 Sep 2012, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    And MSFT ripped off the Macintosh. We can go round for round for days.
    25 Sep 2012, 06:55 PM Reply Like
  • Rummeljordan
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    Apple makes mistakes...like everyone else. They are not the bees knees.
    25 Sep 2012, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    What was Eric Schmidt supposed to say? "Apple has a better product than we have here at google. iMaps is the future."

     

    My house is two years old and google maps still shows an empty lot when I search for it. Nothing special about google. Bing has updated maps. iMaps shows my house too. Your move google.
    25 Sep 2012, 09:29 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Your n=1 doesn't counteract dozens of other's experiences.

     

    http://bit.ly/Of194q
    25 Sep 2012, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • MChen
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    Two years ago Google Maps similarly misplaced buildings and houses. Apple should not use anything from a thief previously disguised on its board. Apple will surely do everything possible to debug out its own maps. Everything has a beginning even though a beginning is hard.
    25 Sep 2012, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • Rummeljordan
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    its safe to say you are not going to buy the new GS3
    25 Sep 2012, 09:47 PM Reply Like
  • dwestgate
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    Lets not forget that IBM was robbed by a man named Jobs. So, I think that argument is invalid.
    25 Sep 2012, 09:54 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Not IBM, but Xerox, if we are going through the annals of time.
    25 Sep 2012, 11:04 PM Reply Like
  • Ed's perspective
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    I need help .... want to be exactly clear on what I'm seeing / reading.

     

    WAZE - independent app ?

     

    What about the infamous NAVTEQ ... they're a NOKIA company holding. Are they still part of the google offering or could they be used? Seems you could likely strike a deal with them as cash would be helpful.
    26 Sep 2012, 07:58 AM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Waze is a free app from the app store. Nice. You should check it out.
    26 Sep 2012, 10:41 AM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    I just read Schmidt is saying he wants to replace Bing and be Yahoo's partner. Seriously how long is it going to take until Google acquires Yahoo?! Seriously.
    26 Sep 2012, 11:40 AM Reply Like
  • Stockgal87
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    Oh no -- I heard Marissa Mayer was hiring a lot of ex-Google employess, I was hoping they would reboot Yahoo search.

     

    I guess it is all too predictable that Mayer would be a Trojan horse. Another company surrenders to the Borg...
    27 Sep 2012, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • sduris
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    Marissa Meyer makes me nervous. She's like the flavor of the day. No real experience leading a company. Jury is still out. I don't think it is a long-term situation. I'm remembering Carly Fiorina. I am just remembering how this whole thing went down. The board made the decision without telling anyone. I think GOOG will swallow Yahoo sooner than later.
    28 Sep 2012, 12:53 PM Reply Like
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