Google vs. Apple: If You're Not Cheating, You're Not Trying

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After all, its browser serves as the subject and possible "victim" of the charges themselves. Furthermore, I think this will only intensify the current hatred and give Apple more motivation to help Facebook do to Google what it was able to do to MySpace.

Bottom Line

Very few things give me more pleasure than to see corporate rivals constantly going toe-to-toe as they battle one-another for technological supremacy. The results of these wars often contain intrigue, suspense and, from time to time, a bit of embarrassment as Google is now experiencing.

But regardless of what the rivalry may bring, it often has observers clinging to the edge of their seats to see what the other is going to come up with next.

Who would have thought espionage was another element to add to the drama? As in baseball, while you have to give Google an "A for effort," it deserves an F for getting caught.

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