The Google co-founder and CEO gave an interview to Wired and left some spicy remarks over rivals Apple and Facebook
Google is known for being a company of few known spokespersons, and retains a policy of non aggression over its competitors in terms of marketing is concerned. However, under the leadership of Larry Page, things have been very different.
Page is the co-founder (along with Sergey Brin) and CEO of Google Inc., and is estimated to have a net worth of 16.7 billion dollars. However, far from being content with his wealth, has taken an incisive determination to position his company at the top of the world. In an interview with Wired took over attacking both Apple and Facebook, showing that the search giant does not relegate ground in any respect and they will go to all for all.
Wired: Steve Jobs felt competitive enough to claim that he was willing to “go to thermonuclear war” on Android.
Page: How well is that working?
Wired: Do you think that Android’s huge lead in market share is decisive?
Page: Android has been very successful, and we’re very excited about it.
“Facebook is doing a very bad job in their products”
With spicy answers, and even with a tinge of irony, the leader of Google is confident about what’s next for those of Mountain View. And while it is true that the company has not stopped growing in recent years, is a place where still have failed succed and this is social networking. With Facebook and Twitter as great leaders, Google has attempted (so far unsuccessfully) to dive into this world with Google +, an excellent social network but that does not have the user base that does have the competition. In this regard, Page said:
It’s not the way I think about it. We had real issues with how our users shared information, how they expressed their identity, and so on. And, yeah, they’re a company that’s strong in that space. But they’re also doing a really bad job on their products. For us to succeed, is it necessary for some other company to fail? No. We’re actually doing something different. I think it’s outrageous to say that there’s only space for one company in these areas. When we started with search, everyone said, “You guys are gonna fail, there’s already five search companies.” We said, “We are a search company, but we’re doing something different.” That’s how I see all these areas.
Referring to Google +, Page said he was “very happy with how it went,” and they are working on “a lot of really cool things.” Without leaving his aggressive side, Page noted that “much of this has been copied by the competition, so I think we’re doing a good job.”
It seems that Google’s policies are increasingly moving closer to Apple´s in terms of corporate aggressiveness, and we have the certainty that they will not abandon their expansion projects. There are still some questions regarding Google like which direction will Motorola take, or how it will be received by users Project Glass. No doubt 2013 will be a year more than important for those of Mountain View.