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Google poaches Apple exec

2/6/2012 10:27 PM EST
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eewiz
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eewiz   2/8/2012 5:05:15 PM
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Well Apple executed the IDM model very well. I dont see why Google cant do it. NOrmally the problems come, when IDM release too many models, in a short period of time. I think with Apple's success everyone is releasing less and less device models.

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goafrit   2/8/2012 1:22:57 AM
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He is just a director. Not that senior enough. You need to talk of VP before you get into trouble.

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fundamentals   2/7/2012 9:17:50 PM
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I don't agree with the naysayers who think Google should not (or cannot) do hardware. If they are serious about it, they can do harware as well as anyone else. I also don't see anything wrong with bringing in expertise from outside to help important projects. This is Silicon Valley! This sort of thing happens all the time.

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SylvieBarak   2/7/2012 6:07:54 PM
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Some would argue that Android is not as open as Google claims...

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junko.yoshida   2/7/2012 3:52:09 PM
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Exactly. That's the crux of the issue. They are NOT legally permitted to get into such an agreement. One of the best articles on this topic ("monopolistic competition") was published in the Feb. issue of Harper's Magazine. Check it out.

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elctrnx_lyf   2/7/2012 11:46:59 AM
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Why do these companies need to get into an agreement. Does it prevent people like simon to move to the other companies?

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KB3001   2/7/2012 10:53:32 AM
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I am not sure building their own hardware is such a great idea. They need a strategic hardware partner, yes, but turning into an IDM like Apple means the end of Android as an open platform. This is a departure from their core business model which is very risky IMO.

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SylvieBarak   2/7/2012 5:59:27 AM
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I agree about the hardware/software argument, Terry. To really do good software, you need to have a really good understanding of the hardware. This is what Apple has always done best, and if Google is catching on to it... well, that's just smart, common sense.

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_hm   2/7/2012 2:25:26 AM
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This may not be good decision. Google can develop its own talent and it is not difficult.

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GREATTerry   2/7/2012 1:43:11 AM
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I think it is not easy to really stop poaching from competitors. It is very natural for talents to move around. One thing that is encouraging is that Google really is serious on building hardware. I still believe a good software should work with a good hardware and the software should know the hardware well enough. Building the hardware by itself is the best way!

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