Sony president: Apple's the company to beat

Remember "Don't be evil?" It lives! At Google's I/O keynote, Sony supremo Howard Stringer boasted that the latest Xperia cellphone was 'dominating' in Japan. New partner, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, offered this rather pious response: "Google doesn't dominate." Responded Stringer: "When you beat Apple, you're dominating." Sony becoming Google's hardware factory says much about the company's decline. But Stringer's cheery refusal to echo Google's happy-clappy self-image surely makes it taste better. You can almost see the fixed smile on Schmidt's face--if not those of Sony's shareholders. [Gizmodo]