Get inside the Games with Google Press Conference

Get inside the Games with Google Press Conference

>> LISTER: Good morning and welcome. My name
is Jonathan Lister. I’m the Managing Director for Google in Canada. What an exciting time.
This is incredible. The energy–again in yesterday, the energy, even on my plane was–was amazing.
With the energy in the airport was incredible and all the way into Vancouver. It’s been–it’s
been a really kind of palpable feel. So I think this is going to be an incredible few
weeks, so very exciting. So, thank you for coming. Thank you for coming to Google Press
Conference and thanks to our speakers, thanks to Premier Gordon Campbell, thanks to Mayor
Ken Melamed for joining us and helping us announce some really exciting new ways of
organizing information about the events, about Vancouver, about Whistler, and making them
universally acceptable or universally accessible and useful. As a Managing Director and Head
of Google Canada, I am responsible for growing Google in Canada, but I’m also responsible
for growing Canada online. So, it’s thrilling to be here in Vancouver at this historic and
much anticipated time both in the city and in the country’s history. In the coming weeks,
the world will see what you already know. And that is that this is a stunning region,
full of opportunity and energy with the love of technology. The city has made its public
data open, which has–under Mayor Gregor Robertson, which has made possible such tools as the
transit featuring Google Maps which we’ll hear about in a moment. And as four trends
around the world turn their attention to British Columbia, they’re also going to turn their
attention to Google to look for information about the events. In anticipation of that,
people at Google have been working very hard over the last few months creating new ways
to make the games and the events more exciting and allow users to see and use the games in
new ways–to see the games in new ways. So with that, I’d like to introduce Stephen Chau,
and Stephen Chau is a Product Manager on a very popular Street View in Google Maps. And
Stephen’s going to come up and talk about some additions and updates in Google Maps
and Google Earth that will allow people to better navigate the events and to see Canada
in a whole new way. So Stephen, welcome.>>CHAU: Thanks, Jonathan, and thanks again
to everyone for making it to our events. Today we have some very exciting updates to announce
for Google Earth and Google Maps including one of our coolest launches today by literally.
As fans start to arrive in Vancouver this week, they’ll be looking for everything from
their hotels to the competition venues, just simple things like where to have a good cup
of coffee. Meanwhile, fans located abroad will turn to their computers to learn more
about the exciting things happening here. Through our Geo products, we hope to make
it easier for users to not only follow the events but also to better explore British
Columbia. Using Google Maps, visitors arriving for the games will not only be able to find
where to go and how to get there, but also what the locals think by reading reviews directly
on the Map. Leading up to the games to help our users better discover the best of Vancouver,
we reach out the local experts like Premier Campbell and Ross Rebagliati. It tells about
their favorite places in the city. Users can learn more about these topics by going to In fact, I had a great lunch at Earls Restaurant yesterday. Thanks
to a recommendation from Premier Campbell. When I travel, one of the first things I like
to do is learn how to use public transportation. So, because of that I know that I can take
the Canada Line to get from my hotel to airport in about 30 minutes tomorrow. Well, as visitors
start to flood VC over the next couple of weeks, they’re going to be–they’re–learning
how to use public transportation will be top of mind for many people. Because of that,
we’ve done a lot of work with our value transit partners including TransLink and BC Transit.
And I’m happy to announce that transit information on Google Maps or a flight to particular event
times, schedules, and routes including the busses going between Vancouver and Whistler.
In addition, we’ll be launching transit for Whistler for the very first time. And that’ll
be made available on Google Maps later this week. At Google, when we think about the Geoweb,
it’s not only about helping our users navigate better locally, it’s also about helping–helping
them take the virtual adventures to places all over the world. For Google Earth, our
3D modeling team has created a complete virtual representation of the competition venues and
also most at downtown Vancouver. These are the 3D models that are being played on the
video when you arrived here today. And some of my favorites include being able to see
what it looks like from the top of the ski jump and being able to virtually navigate
the bobsled run. And so, whether you’re a fan in Ghana cheering for the Snow Leopard
or fan in Russia watching in anticipation of 2014, we hope that many users will be able
to feel like they’re right here in Vancouver using tools like Google Earth. Finally, when
we first launch Street View in Canada back in October, users from countries all over
the world explore the imagery resulting in some of the highest product usage that we’ve
ever seen. So I’m very excited to announce today that we’re significantly expanding our
Street View coverage in Canada to over 130 new cities and towns. But, can you really
capture the essence of Canada without showing the snow? And can you really capture the essence
of the game by letting people see what’s on the streets? You know, when we think about
expanding Street View, we think a lot about where our users want to go and what they want
to see. And in this case, it meant taking Street View to the next level. So, on the
eve of a historic event for the city of Vancouver, I’m happy to announce a historic event for
the Street View Team, the very first Street View on the snow captured with our experimental
Street View Snowmobile. I like to thank Whistler Blackcomb, our partner and guinea pig for
embarking on this big experiment with us. The views from the slope, as you can see from
the pictures behind me, are just truly amazing. So, I’d like to invite Dan Ratner, our Senior
Mechanical Engineer and the mastermind behind both the Google Trike, which is our bicycle
platform, and this new snowmobile to tell you more about the behind the scenes of building
this incredible machine.>>RATNER: Thanks, Stephen, and thanks, everybody
for giving me the opportunity to show you the new Street View Snowmobile. You know,
it was our goal to make Street View available along the roads in Vancouver and the surrounding
areas inside Whistler village along the pedestrian only pathways and finally, up and down Whistler
and Blackcomb Mountain along the slopes. Now they do Street View on the roads, we drive
our Google Street View cars. And inside with surveillance to do Street View, we drive something
called the Google Trike. That’s a pedaled three-wheel tricycle with our camera and gear
on it. Some of the pathways we rode along are so narrow, cars can’t even fit. And finally,
of course, to do Street View from the slopes we use this actual snowmobile right here.
Now, let’s take a closer look at it. There’s two things that I’d like to point out. First,
the camera. What I want you to notice is the camera that’s on the snowmobile here is the
same camera that you’ll find on the Google Trike and on the Google Cars. And what this
really means for all of you is that when you go inside the Street View and look at all
the pictures in there whether it’s from the roads or from the pedestrian pathways or from
the slopes, it’s going to be the same high-quality imagery that you’ll find in each of those
Street View pictures. Second point, it’s a prototype. We started this very, very recently.
We worked tirelessly over the last few months on it. We literally finished doing this on
a Sunday, packed it up and drove it up here on a Monday. So, I would like to make a special
thanks, of course, to our partners at Whistler and Blackcomb and especially to the patrollers
who helped us really get this thing going. And we’d like to leave with a short video
clip here from some of the behind the scenes footage. The motivation that really got this
project going was it we have the upcoming 2010 Olympics here and we wanted to do our
best to try and capture some beautiful imagery and have it available to everyone around the
world to see so they can really experience what it’s like to be up there on the slopes
ahead of time.>>WILLIAMS: And what we’re doing here today
is we’re taking Street View to the next level. We’re just trying to think of what people
want to see, where they want to go, and we’re trying to give you the most of experience
all over the world from the street to the mountain.
>>LISTER: All right, thanks. Thanks, Stephen and Dan. Those are some incredible images
and some incredible photography. So now I’d like to introduce Dylan Casey. Dylan Casey
is the Product Manager with Google Search but Dylan’s also an Olympian. Dylan rode with
the U.S. Cycling Team in Sydney and he brings a unique perspective. He is a Pan Am Gold
Medalist, a multi-national champion who rode with Lance Armstrong on the United States
Postal Service Team. So he retired from professional riding in 2003 and work for Google. But he’s
come here kind of full circle and he is here today to talk about our new website gadget
and search tools that allow people to better navigate these events. Dylan.
>>CASEY: Thank you, Jonathan. You know, as Jonathan mentioned I’m an Olympian from the
2000 games and it’s a real honor for me to be here because not only do I share a lot
of the excitement and emotion that you do as a fan but I share it as an athlete too.
And now I’m a fan and it’s great. Some of the technology that we were presenting to
you today and some of the things that I’m going to talk about are really innovative
in the sense that it changes the experience that people have and it’s not just the athletes.
It’s not just the fans, the families. It’s hard for me to put into words but, you know,
when you see the event. You know, when you the see the athlete getting to the starting
game, there’s just so much more that you don’t see that leads up to that specific moment
that’s just amazing. And it’s funny, you know, my own anecdotes from being in Sydney and
trying to help my mom find the specific gate at the Olympic village so that she could meet
me, you know–or trying to get my grandmother to figure out where she could go to get something
downtown. And you know, these are–these are the things that make the game so amazing yet
at the same time so challenging. So for me to be able to come full circle and be a part
of a project that really changes the way that not just the athletes but everybody experiences
the game is a real honor for me. And I’m really proud to be here and be part of this team.
I’m wearing the tie that was the official tie for the opening ceremonies in Sydney.
And it’s fun to be able to put it on again and it re-lives some of those memories. So,
you know, what’s amazing about the ability for people to be able to see the venue, to
actually put themselves where the events are happening, to try to put themselves in the
shoes of the athletes to feel those emotions is really what we endeavored to do with these
projects. And, you know, I could imagine if my friends and family that weren’t able to
come to the games were able to see the view of the track when I was racing from the Google’s
Street Trike would have been pretty amazing. And I’m sure for the grandmother in Italy
whose son is competing in the downhill ski–ski competition for her to be able to log in to
Google and see on Street View. His perspective as he’s looking down the gates is going to
change the experience of being a fan. And that’s something that’s really exciting. So,
let’s get to the demo so that I can kind of talk about some of the things that we’re going
to show you. The first thing is when you do a search on Google Search, Google, one of
the things that we try to do is make it really easy to find information. And you’ll see here,
Laura (ph) has done a search result, search for men’s hockey. And the first result is
a special search result that we’ve done just for these games. And here, you’re seeing the
men’s preliminary round and it’s the United States versus Switzerland, February 16th at
3 pm. So, you know exactly what time the event, who’s playing, and if you click on the actual
link, it’ll take you to the official event/opp Website where you can get more information
about that. The other thing that we’ve done is we’ve taken a lot of this information that
we find on the web, and we built an iGoogle gadget. And here you see that it’s been added
to an iGoogle Page. And if Laura (ph) clicks on the first link, it’ll take us to the individual
trial qualification on that downhill ski event. And it actually takes you on the map to where
that event is happening. And you can zoom mountain if you need to find directions there
or you want to see where it is relative to something else, we’ll make that available,
too. And with Street View, you can actually see the ski jump. Those are pretty amazing.
It changes the–again, it changes that experience. It really helps people connect to the event.
The other thing that we’ve done is we’ve taken all the information here, and it’s not just
available in Google Search, it’s not just available as a gadget but we put it into a
special landing page. And you can find that at And here, Laura (ph)
shows you that we have a tab for different events, medals, venues. We’ve also created
some short links to some of the stuff in the Street View. You can access some of the other
products, some of the up-to-date news. And, again, of course, we built in a Picasa Web
album into the page to just showcase all of the user photos from around Vancouver. And
so, images are a powerful medium for capturing and sharing the exciting moments of the game
and really getting the spirit of competition. And so, we basically built that gallery in
here and made it easy for people to find all of that. So for those of you that are here,
you’re the lucky ones. So please take photos, upload them to Picasa. Share them with your
friends and family. Share them with the world and make it possible for everybody to share
the same experiences that you are. Finally, as the anticipation to the games builds especially
to the opening ceremonies. You know, you might want to know what’s going on with the torch.
Where is it? What are people saying? So with Google’s Real-Time Search, if you type in
a query like torch relay, you can actually see what people are saying right this moment
about the torch relay. You can see somebody who watches it go by and, you know, maybe
they have something interesting to say, or maybe something happened in that specific
place when it went by and then you tweet it about it or post it–update on Facebook. And
we’re actually getting that content in real-time in Google search results. And it’s hopefully
something that will be valuable to everybody at the games throughout the entire events
to actually see what people are saying in real-time. So, to recap our goals is really
to help people connect, to bring the games and excitement, the emotion, everything for
the people that are here, and the people that aren’t here. So that we can all come together
as a world and really experience what no other, no other event in the entire world can bring
together. Finally, all of this is available on your mobile phone, if you go to
games and you’d be able to access all this information, especially the real-time information.
And finally, be sure to check back everyday as in true Google fashion, we’ll have a commemorative
Google Doodle throughout the games from the opening to the end. So, thank you.
>>LISTER: Thanks, Dylan, again, great stuff. So, now it gives me great pleasure to introduce
Premier Gordon Campbell, who has worked for nine years to promote British Columbia’s as
Canada’s Pacific Gateway and to build the reputation and visibility of B.C. and Vancouver
around the world. He’s made it a priority to take advantage of the opportunities–the
opportunity of these events to promote the province and communities, to create jobs,
support local businesses, and grow the economy. But, he’s also been a partner of Google. He
has contributed to our favorite places, maps of Vancouver, the features stuff–in Stephen’s
presentation. And he’s here to come talk about these tools and how they impact British Columbians
both over the next few weeks and beyond, so, Premier.
>>CAMPBELL: Thank you.
Thank you very much. Thank you and thank you all for coming. I should start by telling
you all the ground in the traditional territories of the coast sailors’ (ph) First Nation. This
is an Olympics where we have four host first nations which are welcoming the world as well
as Canada and British Columbia, and Vancouver and Whistler. I want to say, though, how pleased
I am Jonathan, and Dylan, and Steve, and Dan of what you’re doing and the launch that you’re
launching here today. It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago, you know, Google was just
a little word. And now, it’s actually move from a noun to a verb. And it shows you how
much the world can change in just 10 years. And the next 10 years, we’re going to see
those changes take place just as rapidly and probably, even faster than they did over the
last 10 years. And this is an example of how Google keeps moving us to new heights if you
want. New ways we can look at our world, new ways so that we can experience our world.
I’m so please to be here with Ken Melamed, the mayor of Whistler. Because as I look at
those images on the screen, I thought of the times that I’ve skied at Whistler and you’re
sitting on a chairlift, you’re at the top of the run and you look down and you’ll think,
“Wow, this is incredible.” And one of the things that this technology can do that Google
is bringing to us today is it can show us how incredible that is, that it can show us
those runs. It can give us the experience of the village, the experience of the place
which is so important in all of our lives. The experience of the place we live and how
they–how we actually are shaped by the places that we live in. You know, Google has been–is
going to be an incredible partner as we go through this. I know that people are going
to–as we launch this technology it’s brought to the world, they’re going to see our sites,
they’re going to see the places, and we’re going to see them the way the athletes see
them. We’ve seen new technology here, I was saying, how much this really actually brings
the mountains to the place, pretty tough, you know, you could say, you couldn’t bring
the mountain to the people. You’re bringing the mountain to the people–that’s an exceptional
gift that you’re giving us all. And we’re really pleased that you’re doing that in British
Columbia because we want to show the world, the place that we live. We’ve started with
Whistler and this is expanded the–the Google Maps has expanded and Google street have expanded
across the province. A number of our major communities are included in that. We want
to take full advantage of that. And when you think of the trends and opportunities and
when you think of how people can use this to make their Olympic experience even better,
it’s exactly the kind of improvements that we’re looking for in our life and the quality
of the experience that we have. And Google has brought that to us. Vancouver and British
Columbia are Canada’s Pacific Gateway and we often say that a world, you know, this
is our chance to introduce ourselves to the world. And Google has expanded that many folds
just by introducing this kind of–this technology to people. As a hub for technology as a place
that takes great pride in the quality of our life, the quality of our environment is a
place that’s trying to move, to improve the quality of the environment for all the people
that live here. This helps us, I think, establish British Columbia and Canada as a hub, not
just for tourism, but for technology. Not just for trade, but for assuring that we actually
connect with one another. This is the way that people can experience what we’ve experienced.
And hopefully, they will feel the same sense of wonder that we often do whether it’s standing
in the slopes in British Columbia or standing in our communities across the province. On
behalf of everyone in British Columbia, I want to say, thank you to Google. I wanted
to congratulate the team. I can imagine the work, and the imagination at Google’s into
bringing this to all of us. This is a great launch. It’s great to have you do it here
in British Columbia. It’s great to have you do it prior to the Olympics. We think, the
Olympics is going to drive all kinds of traditional eyes to our pride of the world, to our country,
to our province, to Whistler, and to Vancouver. And we hope we’ll be able to expand this to
other resorts across the province as you will, I’m sure expands it to other resorts around
the world. We’re glad to be in competition in the world. We think with this Olympics,
we’re going to show that we’re right up at the top with everybody else. Thank you all,
and thank you Google very much for what you’ve done for us.
>>LISTER: Okay, thanks again, Premier Campbell. And I was just informed that Premier Campbell
may have to dock out a little bit earlier, I believe, he’s heading to a throng (ph) of
speech, so if he doesn’t stick around until the end, that’s why. So now, I’m grateful
that Whistler Mayor, Ken Melamed could join us as well. And he’s here to discuss what
all of these means for Whistler Mountain, and for the municipality, Mayor Melamed.
>>MELAMED: Have a good day, Mr. Premier, see you later tonight. It is a great pleasure
to be–have been invited down here. My name is Ken Melamed. I’m the mayor of the resort
municipality of Whistler and a host–a co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics
Games. It is–as the Premier said, very exciting, and we’re very privileged I think that Google
has chosen Whistler to be a place to pioneer this technology. It’s fantastic. So, on behalf
of the resort municipality and Whistler Blackcomb, under these mountains–we’re going to have
adapt the name, it’s not a place or street view, is it, I think, it’s as ski run view,
or snowmobile view. Yes, and so we’re thrilled to be here. And the timing is so perfect as
we get set to welcome the world for the games. The Street View on Google Maps already is
helping visitors to Whistler. And anyone who’s had the experienced of coming to the resort
especially this–the bike–the bicycle-oriented one to get on the pedestrian stroll, you know.
Street View is very out of focus. And Whistler, we’re less out of focus. We’re a little bit
more on the alternative transportation side. And so, the pedestrian village is very friendly
for people who are walking around. And this would be a great asset to them. You’d be able
to see the peak-to-peak gondola (ph). And see the Dave Murray downhill from a perspective
that they’ve never seen. We are–Whistler Blackcomb is the largest, two largest areas
in North America with the largest resort. We’ve been rated number one for the last 15
years. And so, as has been said before, this is providing people who’ve never been here
that exceptional chance to get us a sense of the feel, the size, and the scale that
these two mountains have to offer. Again, the digital age, this multimedia product is
so innovative. It’s fantastic, the access that people have. To see, and now, can’t yet–I
was wondering if you can paint a little bit more snow in there to reflect the fact that
we’ve had one of the best known Fall or Winters on record. It’s a little bit–and we’re going
to need to adapt that to the seasons because of course, we’re year-rounder, or so, and
those ski runs that you’re snowmobiling down or mountain bike trails in the summer time.
We are expecting about three billion viewers to watch the Olympics. So, the timing it is–it’s
absolutely essential to help those viewers who can’t make it here. And I would encourage
them there’s still room at the inns, so, if at the last minute they want to come and check
the games out. It’s going to be a fantastic time. But for those who can’t make it, this
is an incredible opportunity for them. We are, as the Premier said, interested in showcasing
what we have to the world. This is our time to shine, it’s been said. As many people know
about British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver, Whistler, there are many more people who will
benefit from getting to know us better, and this is a fantastic introduction. The connection
to transit is one that’s particularly close my heart. I’m a transit user. Transit can
be complicated for newcomers to Whistler. Those who have to ride all the time, you know,
you get to know your bus and like that. But, particularly during games time, I think, that
was really thoughtful of you to include that. And the level of detail that you’ve gone,
I think, it’s going to be really appreciated. So, thank you very much for thinking about
all that. On behalf again of the community of Whistler or Whistler Blackcomb, we’re very
honored to be the recipient of this pioneering technology, first in the world to have this
view on the slopes and of the pedestrian slopes through all of Whistler. Thanks again. It’s
a pleasure to be here. Everybody enjoy the games, okay.
>>LISTER: Okay. So, thanks to all of you for being here. Thanks to Mayor Melamed. Thanks
to Premier Campbell. And thanks to our Google speakers for bringing these offerings to life.
You know, our sincere hope is that people from around the world use these offerings
and tools to see Vancouver, and Whistler, in entirely new ways, and they use all the
information that we’re making accessible and useful. I have one more announcement to make,
I’m thrilled to add, how pleased we are to be offering official event content on YouTube
through our partnership of CTV. So, for the next few weeks, Canadians can go to YouTube,
or And they’ll see event coverage; they’ll see athlete profiles, and other timely
contents. So, I think that’s a great announcement for us, and a great first for Canada. So finally,
this announcement, these images, the video, all of these is available on our press site, And we’ve got some demo stations set up where you can view
all the offerings that we have presented here today. And I will disclose by saying here’s
to a–here’s a gold on Canadian soil. Thank you very much. Well, I think for now take,
maybe, 10 minutes of questions. So, if I can ask Dylan, Dan, Stephen, Ken, whoever wants
to come up here to answer questions?>>Okay, fire away, anybody?
>>I just want to clarify. [INDISTINCT]>>CHAU: Right, so, Whistler has been added
for the first time, for trends in Google Maps. And they’ll be made live later this week.
>>Okay.>>Can you talk a little bit about the camera
that you used?>>RATNER: Well, first, as I said in the speech,
it’s the same one that we used on our platforms, the car, the [INDISTINCT] of course now on
this. That’s the first thing worth mentioning again. The second thing is that–we’ve built
it ourselves, and it’s been specifically designed for getting the most out of Street View, trying
to get the maximum experience, the best kind of quality that you can find the pictures
for it. So, it’s probably the second thing worth noting is that we’ve specifically designed
for getting the most out of the Street View.>>Can you tell me a view that said that the
camera down but then the athletes and you call [INDISTINCT], so you can get a view–excuse
me, participants, competitors’ view of what is going to go down in front…?
>>RATNER: Unfortunately, we didn’t work directly with any of the actual athletes, but except
for this former athlete.>>CASEY: [INDISTINCT]
>>RATNER: Really? I thought you’ve given up.
>>CASEY: No.>>Let’s move on with the historical records
that are hits during Olympics.>>CASEY: I think, I’ll take it, you know,
well, sports, or queries related to sport in general are really, really high volume
on Google all the time. You know, a great tool called Google Trends will actually show
you the search volume relative to other years across our entire network. And you know, of
course, during the Winter Games and Summer Games that volume actually will go up for
sport related queries. And so, the short answer today–well, I gave you the place to find
the answer your question. But in general, it’s a very, very popular query for us, and
something that we put a lot of resources to find.
>>Street gadgets on the mountains, so what’s the reference point in Google research for?
>>CHAU: Sure, so, what you can do is do a search for the resort for example on an area
nearby. And then, when you’re in Google Maps, what you’ll see is that there’s a zoom bar
on the top left. And there’s also a yellow, what we call the Pegman located on this interface
as well. And so, we can simply do is just click on that Pegman and drag him. And then,
you’ll see all the areas that we have Street View available highlighted in blue. And you
can simply drop him into any of these areas, and he’ll be in the product. And you can see
all the Street View imagery. And, we have the demonstrations as well. So, I’m happy
and show you later in person if that wasn’t clear.
>>Okay.>>LISTER: Okay, thank you very much.


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    now lets see microsoft beat this, google you the best!!!!!

    i hate microsoft getting the reward of being a partner, they screw up silverlight and now we cant even watch the olympics because silverlight does not work at all official networks.

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    I guess your one of the die-hard Microsoft bigot who think everything Microsoft does is the best thing. Yeah suck on Microsofts copy-cat products ( ie. Silverlight is a copy of Adobe Flash and Quicktime, Bing is a poor copy of Google). Without Apple there wont be a PC today, we will be stuck with type writers and without Google there wont be a Bing today. Btw i think the best company the ones who actually innovate instead of copy. So Go Google and Apple!!!!

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    Here Again

    No, I made that conjecture on the fact that you have an ipad announcement video all over your profile page. And personally, I regard Google higher than both Microsoft and Apple. You're making this bullshit idea that no one ever started their own search engine after Google (Yahoo, Ask, Dogpile) or that no one came up with a video service BEFORE Flash (ever heard of HTML. Or even better, how about Indeo!!!?!) Doubt it. You're too focused on Apple products to pay attention to the rest of the indus-

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    Here Again

    to even give a damn about the other innovations of companies such as Intel, Nvidia, ATI/AMD. Google is constantly rolling out some of the latest software advancements- Apple's been sitting on their asses for the past 3 years- iphone= great step forward. Ipad= POS that Apple could have made amazing if they put the effort into it. I bet I owned an ipod before you. You're just blindsided into hating everything MS. That's what hinders the industry- people like you. Apple isn't God.
    /end rant

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    Damn Google

    Make a software that can summarize all the most relevant sections of you OWN 12 hour long videos.

    Better yet, spend 1 minute in putting one of your employes to do it for you instead

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    lol i just posted 2 videos of iPad (not even complete because i felt lazy uploading all 8), and you immediately concluded that i think Apple is a God?

    i say typical anti-apple bigot. i love innovative companies like Google (for bring a good search engine, map, phone OS), Apple (for enhancing the Xerox computer and making the first commercial), Intel/ATI/IBM (for cheap high-end chips that power most laptops today. Of course there have been some video formats before Adobe Flash and Quicktime

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    but Adobe and Apple worked hard to completely re-design video formats and make it faster and more reliable that everyone can use and seek solutions in case of any problems. So suck on Silverlight for bringing a choppy video streams and unreliability.

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    i know its a difference of opinion and that Steve made a negative opinion about the Android. But still both companies are in good terms. Eye candy? yeah so does the UI for Windows 7, X Box, and Zune. Almost everything sold today has to be polished but the thing that separates which product is good and which ones are not is the ease of use and reliability. I bet Zune crashed 10000 times more than the iPhone or Android. Overall, Microsoft = frustrating to use and buggy for every product they make.

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    Kadiogo Drissa


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