Is Apple Building A Search Engine?

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  1. jmiz9000

    jmiz9000 New Member

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    TechCrunch has received multiple (if thin) reports that Apple is working on a search engine of some sort.

    This might be a logical step considering the Safarii browser has 6-7% market share, and currently uses Google as the search engine for both the standard and iPhone/iPod versions. Also, Apple can’t be happy with Google’s competition to the iPhone with Android.

    TechCrunch notes that "one important fact that isn’t checking out - if Apple were building a search engine, they’d be hiring search experts and engineers. We’ve talked to a ton of them at all the big companies, and while some of them heard the same rumors, none have lost search employees to Apple, or heard of any specific hirings. That alone almost certainly rules out a full on search competitor. You can’t do it without people who know what they’re doing."

    They instead believe that Apple is not happy with the search experience on its mobile devices, and may be trying to improve on it and create a much more visual experience then exists today. Essentially, Apple may be working on a new frontend to Google.

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  2. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    Yay , another search competitor.
    Just what we need.
    *googles apple search thingy*

    Point being , what's wrong with google ?
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    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Google > Ask.com, Yahoo, MSN search together

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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Googling things is such a used phrase now a days. I won't be changing it to Appling things
  5. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, I hope they do it.
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    ryanlusk Banned

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    Haha , that would be awesome.
    Give me a sec , gotta go apple ipod touch fans

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  7. Tman47

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    haha i love both of your avatars above.

    but anyways i dont think theres a need for this because googles got everyone covered.
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    I doubt it. I mean, ifen if they did make it I would use Google still. Google (and Yahoo) has been what they have used since the start of the iPod touch, and they will keep using it...
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    Honestly cant think of how google could be improved as a search engine. Except removing the ads lol
  10. jmiz9000

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    agree
    but main search engines are
    google and yahoo
    all others suk

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