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Apple versus Google???

With the iPad just days away, I just read and interesting post over at engadget.  It looks like the Apple/Google break may be closer then we think.  If you haven't been following Apple's mobile platform you might have missed the lack of flash on the iPhone and the upcoming iPad.  I believe in part flash is a pig of a plugin and Apple is in the business of selling content on a closed platform.  Google on the other hand is an open platform selling an experience and a different gateway to the web.  Google has announced that it will build in the Flash platform as a component of its Chrome OS.  There are a lot of similarities between the two companies.  They are both innovators and have built their market share by making the best product.

The conflict that will divide the two will be the overlap into the same sectors of technology.  As Google has branched out into the hardware sector it has begun stepping on Apple's toes.  Apple has been an end-to-end company from its inception, building the hardware and writing the software to run on it.  Google has always been up in the cloud.  Providing a service via software running on off the shelf hardware.  Now that Google has stepped out of the box it will get more interesting as more components of there hardware platform emerge.  Lets hope this won't turn into another Apple/Microsoft implosion.

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Google Rolls Out OneBox Music Service

googleGoogle has partnered with Lala and iLike (MySpace Owned) companies to bring the new service to market.  For the time being it will only be available in the U.S. to start, but this should be interesting. The cool thing is that you can preview the entire song and search using lyrics. Check it out

"Just imagine if when a consumer searches for a song, alongside all of those Torrent results is a heavily integrated Google music offering."

When users search using OneBox a pop-up widget powered by iLike or Lala offers to play the entire song.

According to Google, the words "music" and "lyrics" are among the top 10 search terms of all time.
"At Google, we see millions of music-related queries every day," said the company's vice president of search Marissa Mayer at the launch in Los Angeles.

"It is clear to us that for our users music holds a very special and particular place."

[Via BBC]

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Free turn by turn GPS from Google possibly coming to the iPhone? Hold the phone!