Sunday, January 13, 2013

Google Gains From Creating Apps for the Opposition - NYTimes.com

Another Apple/Google co-opetition perspective
"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.
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."
Google Gains From Creating Apps for the Opposition - NYTimes.com
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