Steve Jobs calls Adobe 'lazy', says Google can't 'kill the iPhone'

Summary:Apple CEO Steve Jobs isn't holding back with how he really feels about Google and Adobe - at least according to Wired and some anonymous sources.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs isn't holding back with how he really feels about Google and Adobe - at least according to Wired and some anonymous sources over in Cupertino.

According to the Wired piece, Jobs let loose on his Silicon Valley neighbors/frenemies during an Apple employee Town Hall-style meeting.

The highlights of the speech? Starting off with Google, Jobs fired off that Apple "did not enter the search business," rather that Google "entered the phone business" and "they want to kill the iPhone" with the HTC Nexus One. But Jobs won't let that happen on his (probably touchscreen) watch.

He then allegedly roared that Google's "Don't Be Evil" motto is, well, "bullshit.” (But now that quote is being disputed.)

Then on to Adobe, Jobs just thinks they're plain "lazy." And if you ever wondered why your MacBook is crashing, it's all Flash's fault, he said, continuing on that HTML5 is the way of the future. (Maybe he's just upset because everyone made a big deal that the iPad doesn't really handle Flash and it was so obvious at the press event last week.)

So is any of this true? Maybe some of the language is questionable, but I wouldn't really be surprised about any of this. It's just business, not personal, right?

Topics: Apple, Enterprise Software, Google, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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