Apple Versus Google: The War Escalates – and speech recognition is at the center off it

The battle of the Titans is heating up – and it looks like speech recognition will play a pivotal role…

Google’s (GOOG) entry into the smartphone market continues to negatively impact other aspects of its business model in a classic case of “unintended consequences.” The company’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) last year provided an opening to Microsoft (MSFT) in the smartphone space as handset makers were now open to new partnerships given that Google was now both a partner (Android) and a competitor. Microsoft’s partnership with Nokia (NOK) has already produced the well-received Lumia phones. Microsoft now has around 4% of the market share of this growing sector and should see that increase significantly as Asian handset makers launch new Windows phones.

The latest ongoing casualty caused by Google’s foray is its relationship with Apple (AAPL) which once was one of the strongest partnerships in techdom and at one time, Google’s CEO (Eric Schmidt) sat on Apple’s board. The latest Apple snub is its decision to replace Google Maps with its own mapping service on its iPhone line within its operating system. This is a major blow to Google’s mobile business:

  • Mobile ads associated with ads account for 25% of the mobile ad market, which is in a rapid growth mode. This has increased from 10% two years ago and is likely to increase further as the GPS technology gets better.
  • Google Maps is used by over 90% of U.S. iPhone users.
  • Google will no longer get data from Apple via Google Maps to improve its search algorithms.
This is just the latest salvo in an ……. (to read more about the article by  Bret Jensen on Seeking Alpha click link below)

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Apple Versus Google: The War Escalates – and speech recognition is at the center off it

The battle of the Titans is heating up – and it looks like speech recognition will play a pivotal role…

Google’s (GOOG) entry into the smartphone market continues to negatively impact other aspects of its business model in a classic case of “unintended consequences.” The company’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) last year provided an opening to Microsoft (MSFT) in the smartphone space as handset makers were now open to new partnerships given that Google was now both a partner (Android) and a competitor. Microsoft’s partnership with Nokia (NOK) has already produced the well-received Lumia phones. Microsoft now has around 4% of the market share of this growing sector and should see that increase significantly as Asian handset makers launch new Windows phones.

The latest ongoing casualty caused by Google’s foray is its relationship with Apple (AAPL) which once was one of the strongest partnerships in techdom and at one time, Google’s CEO (Eric Schmidt) sat on Apple’s board. The latest Apple snub is its decision to replace Google Maps with its own mapping service on its iPhone line within its operating system. This is a major blow to Google’s mobile business:

  • Mobile ads associated with ads account for 25% of the mobile ad market, which is in a rapid growth mode. This has increased from 10% two years ago and is likely to increase further as the GPS technology gets better.
  • Google Maps is used by over 90% of U.S. iPhone users.
  • Google will no longer get data from Apple via Google Maps to improve its search algorithms.
This is just the latest salvo in an ……. (to read more about the article by  Bret Jensen on Seeking Alpha click link below)

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