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]

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  1. Google doesn’t dominate? That’s pretty rich. Keep using all their free shit everyone and handing over your personal data…there will be a price to pay down the road when you life is nothing but an extension of their ad network. And when your benevolent dictators of Google do dominate…Apple will no longer be the villain du jour.

    Don’t be evil…heh…I think this quote sums it up well:

    “MacDailyNews Take: Google, you’re so transparent we can see right through you; except for that shriveled, black, evil heart that you try to hide behind bullshit corporate slogans and vaporware launch cartoons.”

  2. The most ironic thing about all of this is that these two companies, which are setting out to destroy Apple, are two companies that Steve Jobs appeared to have a great deal of respect for and tried to reach out and build partnerships.

    In the case of Sony, Steve purportedly offered a partnership to renew the Walkman brand… Which ended up resulting in the iPod– a parntership was rebuffed ending in a CEO at Sony ‘retiring’.

    Google worked closely with Apple on the iPhone, only to turn around and make a competing phone from the knowledge they gained in the process.

    It’s no wonder Steve loses his cool with people… The companies he tries to be nice to only try to fuck him over in the worst ways!

  3. The most ironic thing about all of this is that these two companies, which are setting out to destroy Apple, are two companies that Steve Jobs appeared to have a great deal of respect for and tried to reach out and build partnerships.

    In the case of Sony, Steve purportedly offered a partnership to renew the Walkman brand… Which ended up resulting in the iPod– a parntership was rebuffed ending in a CEO at Sony ‘retiring’.

    Google worked closely with Apple on the iPhone, only to turn around and make a competing phone from the knowledge they gained in the process.

    It’s no wonder Steve loses his cool with people… The companies he tries to be nice to only try to fuck him over in the worst ways!

  4. A merger might well be inevitable. I have seen the future: it is Goople.

    There can be only one.

  5. Ahh Sony being Sony. It’s good to see Sony is doing what it does best, which is partnering. I can’t think of one project that sony partnered with another company on that didn’t work. The suceed with others but fail alone.

    I really see this as problem, both companies are trouble for Apple. Sony makes more diverse and better hardware and it’s hard to find better software than google products. They are both collaborating in their respective area’s of strength. Apple really has nothing to fight back with. The most innovative thing they could come up with in the last year was a really big ipod.

  6. Google signing up for a partnership with a company who’s name translates to “Evil, Incarnated as Hardware”?

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