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Apple vs. Google is this a remake of Apple vs. Microsoft?

A lot of people are saying that when Google launches a competitor to iTunes it will fail. I am not so sure yes particularly if they don’t learn from past mistakes. Have a look for yourself and then make your own mind up. But I wouldn’t be shorting Google stock anytime soon.



Apple vs Microsoft
Apple:
Installed own client base
Tightly integrated hardware and software platform
Excellent brand image
Coolness factor
Ahead of the market curve


Microsoft:
Selling through open channels
Software primary and usable across multiple device brands
Brand is secondary to distribution (initially)
Utilitarian
Behind the curve in innovation ahead of the curve in distribution


Apple vs Google

Apple:
Installed own client base
Tightly integrated hardware and software platform
Excellent brand image
Coolness factor
Ahead of the market curve


Google:
Open channel and access to large client base
Software primary and usable across multiple device brands
Brand is secondary to utility
Utilitarian
Ahead of the curve in innovation ahead and in distribution