"Unlike Apple, Google makes its money not from selling phones but from selling ads that appear on those phones. So it cares less about which phone a consumer uses and more about whether that consumer uses Google apps — and shares data with Google and sees Google ads.Google Gains From Creating Apps for the Opposition - NYTimes.com
When a consumer uses Chrome on the desktop at work, for instance, then opens the same tabs and continues using Chrome on phones elsewhere, Google knows much more about that consumer’s behavior, including the consumer’s location and the searches. The company’s hunger for such data has, of course, raised privacy concerns."
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Google Gains From Creating Apps for the Opposition - NYTimes.com
Another Apple/Google co-opetition perspective