It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Siri may pose 'competitive threat' to Google, Eric Schmidt tells Senate subcommittee Siri may pose 'competitive threat' to Google, Eric Schmidt tells Senate subcommittee
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Siri may pose 'competitive threat' to Google, Eric Schmidt tells Senate subcommittee
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 8th November 2011, 06:55   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 125,997
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Siri may pose 'competitive threat' to Google, Eric Schmidt tells Senate subcommittee

Back in September, Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt sat down before a Senate antitrust subcommittee to discuss his company's competitive practices. As you would expect from anyone in his situation, Schmidt spent much of his time defending Mountain View's position atop the search industry, and cited several competitors as evidence of its fair play. The exec's list of "threats" featured some of the usual suspects, including Bing, Yahoo and Amazon, as well as Siri. "Even in the few weeks since the hearing, Apple has launched an entirely new approach to search technology with Siri, its voice-activated search and task-completion service built into the iPhone 4S," he wrote, pointing to a handful of publications that characterized Apple's voice assistant as a "Google Killer" and Cupertino's "entry point" into the search market. "Apple's Siri is a significant development -- a voice-activated means of accessing answers through iPhones that demonstrates the innovations in search," Schmidt explained. "Google has many strong competitors and we sometimes fail to anticipate the competitive threat posed by new methods of accessing information." Granted, it's not terribly surprising to hear Google talk up its competition -- especially before a panel of politicians devoted to rooting out anti-competitive practices. Yet Schmidt's comments do mark a noticeable shift from the stance he assumed last year, when he denied that Apple and Facebook posed a "competitive threat" to Google's search operations. As he admitted, "My statement was clearly wrong." Check out the full hearing at the source link below.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/07/s...schmidt-tells/
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BlackBerrys pose 'security risk' say UAE authorities Shogun WebNews 1 29th July 2010 18:17
Eric Schmidt teases Google slate jmke WebNews 0 13th April 2010 22:05
China Hacks Google Servers, Google decides to remove content filter on Google.cn jmke WebNews 0 13th January 2010 15:39
Interview with AMD's Eric Demers Massman WebNews 0 19th September 2008 12:37
JEDEC Announces Dedicated Subcommittee to Set Standards for SSDs jmke WebNews 0 18th July 2008 14:35
Firefox Now Serious Threat to IE in Europe jmke WebNews 0 16th July 2007 08:28
Interview with Sir Eric Demers on AMD R600 jmke WebNews 0 19th June 2007 09:40
The Competitive Incompetence Conspiracy Sidney WebNews 0 11th May 2005 20:05
IE exploits top web security threat list jmke WebNews 0 2nd November 2004 17:31

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:05.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO