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Steve Jobs says Adobe is Lazy and Google is Evil

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Getting nervous, Steve?

Steve Jobs held a Town Hall meeting last week, and gave employees in attendance the chance to ask the big man on campus any questions they may have. Of course, the iPad was discussed and Jobs touched on the device's lack of Flash support. Jobs branded Adobe 'lazy,' claiming the company had a lot of potential to do interesting things but, "they just refuse to do it."

Jobs was quoted as saying the reason Apple does not support Flash is "because it is so buggy." "Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it's because of Flash. No one will be using Flash," Steve says, adding that, "The world is moving to HTML5."

As for Google's recent foray into the phone market and the fact that the company is now competing with Apple? Steve isn't scared. "We did not enter the search business," Jobs said. "They entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them," he says. According to a Wired source in attendance, someone else then asked a question, changing the subject completely but "there was no getting Jobs off this rant." He went on to say, "I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don’t be evil mantra: It’s bullshit."

Another source has since disputed reports that Jobs called the Google mantra 'bullshit,' claiming Steve actually called it, "a load of crap."

Either way, it's pretty clear that Steve Jobs has no intention of letting Google take down the iPhone. Do you think Steve Jobs has something to be worried about? Let us know in the comments below.

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    amabhy , February 1, 2010 11:25 PM
    Well I say, Apple is fucking greedy and expensive!
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 11:52 PM
    Quote:
    "Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it's because of Flash"
    -Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

    I thought Macs didn't crash?!?!?!?!?! Surely it's only PCs?!?!?!?!?!?


    Forthcoming Mac vs. PC commercial:
    "I'm a Mac. I have all the same problems as PC's, but it's not my fault..."
  • 39 Hide
    Shadow703793 , February 1, 2010 11:23 PM
    Quote:
    "The world is moving to HTML5."

    Yes, but for now most of the sites use Flash.
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    Boxa786 , February 1, 2010 11:23 PM
    This has got to be funny....

    He has no clue what hes up against, Google will the floor with this guy...

    Google - free, and pays and gives loads more free and more free and is affordable where it costs and then its free, ow sorry forgot to mention, google is ahead of apple's tech by atleast 5 years

    Apple vs MS is like color vs black and white

    Apple vs Google is like a small niche shop vs the biggest trend that ultimately nobody can see an end to...

    Although i dont like one company being a monopoly for as many products as possible, I would rather google be ahead than pos apple.
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    Shadow703793 , February 1, 2010 11:23 PM
    Quote:
    "The world is moving to HTML5."

    Yes, but for now most of the sites use Flash.
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    Boxa786 , February 1, 2010 11:23 PM
    Stupid no edit button!

    I meant to say

    "Google will wipe the floor with this guy"
  • 42 Hide
    amabhy , February 1, 2010 11:25 PM
    Well I say, Apple is fucking greedy and expensive!
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    footsoldier , February 1, 2010 11:25 PM
    Why is he creating so much enemies?

    "Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it's because of Flash" I agreed that Flash is nt really that good compared to html5, but tht's bullcrap for not supporting it. In other words, the Mac OS is just iCrap as it even crashes due to a small program (flash).
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    MrBradley , February 1, 2010 11:29 PM
    Steve jobs has just made a huge mistake...
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    romansky , February 1, 2010 11:31 PM
    Although flah == crap, Jobs is scared of the backdoor flash represents into the device, that will allow sophisticated development.

    But this will just do a good thing and speed up HTML5 development.

    Cheers to that!
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    kikireeki , February 1, 2010 11:33 PM
    Steve Jobs better worry about his job!
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    cadder , February 1, 2010 11:35 PM
    Lazy? Evil? Well Jobs is an arrogant idiot and a jerk, so they should all fit together.
    To criticize Adobe because they could do more and don't do it??? Apple is one of the world's worst offenders in this area. Just look at the shortcomings of the new iPad.

    In some ways he has a point about Google- Apple has their thing, Google has their thing, and now Google is trying to infringe on Apple's thing. Of course they have the right to do that, or to try to do that. I don't understand the introduction of Android just like I don't understand Linux. I think there are always people that will want to go for the underdog, and will go for the alternative (Android, Linux) just because they don't want to go for the popular choice (iPhone, Windows, etc.). And then there are those that buy the Android because they don't or can't deal with AT&T.

    I can't criticize the iPhone, I can't criticize the Mac's that much, but it is hard to accept the arrogance of some of the people that use them and really hard to accept the arrogance of the people that make them.

    I've read that the only thing wrong with Windows is the criticism by Apple, and I see that the only thing wrong with Apple is the arrogance of Jobs, so maybe Jobs is secretly a Microsoft fan.
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    footsoldier , February 1, 2010 11:41 PM
    etichifootsoldier, You sound like you have no software experience. Please step back from the keyboard.


    What have I said??
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    captaincharisma , February 1, 2010 11:42 PM
    kikireekiSteve Jobs better worry about his job!


    yep he could go the way of the guy that invented the virtual boy
  • 18 Hide
    rawoysters , February 1, 2010 11:45 PM
    "etichi", Are you just here to trash other people or do you have anything constructive to add?
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 11:45 PM
    He say whatever crap he wants but at the end of the day only morons are going to spend $600 for an internet device that cant even load hulu.
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    horatio b , February 1, 2010 11:46 PM
    This is why I love open source. It happens all the time. You start something awesome and everyone love it. Then other people improve upon your idea/invention and comes out with something better. For example Napster. You can't live on yesterdays Glory. You gotta evolve with the times. Athletes struggle like hell to stay on top but eventually a rookie comes along takes his glory. So Jobs can stay in a corner and whine and complain or "train" harder and come back with something truly awe inspiring and reclaim their position as most innovative mobile phone company. So we'll just have to watch and see. But that's what happens when you get conceited and charge too much money for generic hardware. Also if they wanna stay in the race at all they need to start competing in the price segment because they are surely losing that fight.
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    footsoldier , February 1, 2010 11:48 PM
    etichikiki:Fortune magazine voted him CEO of the decade. You need to worry about your job.


    etichi = retarded and mindless Apple fanboy (or maybe is Steve himself). End of story.
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    Glorian , February 1, 2010 11:48 PM
    So when a Apple crashes its Flash that is at fault and if a PC crashes its Windows that's at fault? and calling Google Evil because they want a piece of the cellphone pie? If Google wants to "kill the iPhone" what does apple want to do to netbooks with the iPad? This guy is the most hypocritical bastard to walk the earth.
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 11:52 PM
    Quote:
    "Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it's because of Flash"
    -Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple

    I thought Macs didn't crash?!?!?!?!?! Surely it's only PCs?!?!?!?!?!?


    Forthcoming Mac vs. PC commercial:
    "I'm a Mac. I have all the same problems as PC's, but it's not my fault..."
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2010 11:53 PM
    As much as I'm not a huge fan of Apple / Steve Jobs, he is right.

    Adobe ARE lazy (64-bit flash, anyone?), and Google ARE evil (very shady privacy policies and anticompetitive behaviour)
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