7 of 11Image
Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, either in a moment of blind panic to throw antitrust regulators off the scent or not, admitted during a Senate hearing that Apple's intelligent assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, poses a serious threat to the company's search engine.
This made Google frankly look rather weak and downtrodden by its various competitors. It also looked as though Google was in its glass house throwing stones at Apple, after Google continues to face antitrust hearings and anti-competitive reviews.
Search is still a massive part of Google's business, and while the search giant retains around 65 percent of the global marketshare, other competitors are chipping away at its share. And this worries Google like you could only imagine.