Today in Apple history: Google comes out of beta


Google and Apple were friends at first. It didn't last.
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Sept21 September 21, 1999: A little startup named Google comes out of beta, announcing the launch of a website that will let the general public easily search for information.

To Apple, which is embracing the internet with its twin iMac G3 and iBook products, Google seems like the perfect ally. Sadly, the relationship doesn’t remain rosy for long.

Former Google CEO admits to using iPhone 6s


There's a lot to love in iOS 10.
Even Googlers love iPhone.
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Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has finally come clean to his long love affair with iPhone.

The former Google CEO was spotted using an iPhone to take pictures in South Korea earlier this year and was finally confronted about using the enemy’s device at a CNBC’s Startup Fest in Amsterdam this week.

Schmidt admitted that he does use an iPhone and an Android device at the same time, but one is clearly superior.

Tim Cook to talk business at startup conference

Tim Cook has repeatedly spoken out in favor of privacy.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to make another major public appearance in the lead up to WWDC next month.

Startup Fest Europe revealed that Cook will be the opening speaker at the conference on Tuesday May 24th. It’s unknown what Cook’s keynote will focus on, though his remarks may touch on his mastery of streamlining processes for business and possibly enterprise, which has become a bigger focus for the company recently.

Oops! Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt spotted using an iPhone

The iPhone camera app is clearly visible.
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Eric Schmidt has been outspoken about his belief that Apple’s smartphones are nothing but a Samsung Galaxy clone, that user data is safer with Google than Apple, and that (slightly oddly) jumping ship from iOS to Android is not dissimilar to switching from PC to Mac.

So why wouldn’t Alphabet chairman and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt use an iPhone to document his recent trip to South Korea? Makes perfect sense to us!