If your name's not down on Apple's list, you're not coming in

17 November 2008

Are you one of the top ten brands in the world? Likely to dominate global media and online innovation for the foreseeable future? Launching a revolutionary new application to a planet of consumers?

Right. In that case, it's best to check your product is in stock before you try selling it. I'm talking to you, Google.

Yes, even the biggest companies in the world make juvenile schoolboy errors. On Friday, Google officially launched their voice-recognition search application for the iPhone, allowing users to Google search on their phone's browser by talking into the handset. Except the app was subject to the same paperwork and clearance checks all iPhone applications are, and Apple was yet to rubber-stamp for inclusion in the App Store. Hence a big launch... and no app to be found. Doh!



  • Paul N.
    I think it's the other way around where Apple screwed over Google. I doubt that Google would have announced this without being told it would launch Friday. Likely Apple panicked about something and delayed the launch.
  • Adam
    Interesting for cell phones but what about desktops?... I found a new desktop speech recognition application that is a free download. It's named tazti (tasty). here are a couple of links about it. It works with iTunes, Facebook, Myspace and all the search engines... Not just Google. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1tt_aeIAM8 http://www.download.com/tazti-Speech-Recognition-Software-for-Windows-XP/3000-7239_4-10702965.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10869126 http://www.popsci.com/gear-%2526-gadgets/article/2008-09/hands-free-computing http://www.tazti.com

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