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Battle For Bites

Hour 1:           Apple and Google are arguably the two biggest names in technology. And for the past decade, they’ve been locked in a battle for innovation supremacy. This hour we’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the competition from Fred Vogelstein. His new book is Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution (Sarah Crichton Books).

  • Mark Thompson

    Mr Fred Vogelstein is a “Fanboy of Apple” so this book is what is expect from someone who is a fanboy. Apple did part together a great mp3 player, but there were better mp3 player out on the market. Sprint was one of the first company to bring mp3 player to the phone. Google maps was on Sprint first full touch screen phone the Instinct. The Instinct hit the market about the same time as the iPhone. The fact is Apple put together a phone that had no real innovations in it whatsoever. They simply stole the technology from other features phones that were already on the market put it on top of the iPod platform and call it new. The finger print reader on the phone was already been done by Motorola years ago. There was a reason why you could only get the iPhone on AT&T. Little phone company maker like HTC could not fight back but Samsung can and have. Apple vs Google Android who will win in the end? My money is on Google. Now that there are clear lines in the sand what will Apple do next? The same phone and tablet but thinner and lighter with nothing else to sit it apart from anything that’s out there. I just wonder how long this will work for them before the Sheepeople wake up from the fog. Google has help from other player like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Asus and other to continue to push the envelope. Like you Mr Fred, I just don’t think Apple will be in the game for much longer.

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