Maybe not Googlezon, how about Gapple?

Maybe not Googlezon, how about Gapple?

Summary: I have always thought Google and Apple would be an excellent fit together -- and it looks like they thought so too.  Google didn't buy Apple or anything, but something happened today that strengthens the bond between the two companies.

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googleapple.gifI have always thought Google and Apple would be an excellent fit together -- and it looks like they thought so too.  Google didn't buy Apple or anything, but something happened today that strengthens the bond between the two companies.  The CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, was elected to sit on the board of directors for Apple.

A video that clearly shows the future (EPIC 2014) explains that Google and Amazon will "merge" in the year 2008.  Well, I am beginning to think it might turn out to be more like Gapple than Googlezon.  Should Microsoft be worried if (and when) the two companies completely align?  I think so.

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  • Apple and Google are both religious institutions

    Google and Amazon have some cultural incompatablities. It's easy for geeks to lose track of the fact that Amazon is ultimately all about moving product. Everything else is secondary to that.

    Put another way: Amazon judges its own worth on how much money it makes.

    Google and Apple, on the other hand, have some fundamental similarities. Both are obsessed with secrecy, awash in un-earned arrogance, and treated more like religious faiths than vendors by their customers. Both see themselves in terms of right and wrong.

    Put another way: Google and Apple both judge their own worths on how superior they feel to everyone else.

    Google and Apple have another key similarity: Neither one can take criticism very well.

    So, yeah, they make great bedfellows. But the arrogance of Steve Jobs makes a merger highly unlikely, at least while he's still alive.
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