With all the current talk about Google being a monopoly, the company is most likely glad (at the very least partially) to see Apple make some search-related announcements throughout its WWDC keynote, which could help the debate in Google’s favor (even when hurting its market share).
Should Google be concerned about Apple’s announcements?
For one, Apple’s web browser, Safari, is getting Chrome-like search functionality, as well as adding Baidu as a search option. Actually, Apple is cozying up to China a great deal, as Google’s relationship with the country is continuing to grow anything but cozy.
This past year, Apple made a huge impression on society with Siri. Now, they’ve created some improvements to it. With iOS 6, Apple’s forth-coming operating-system due out this fall, Siri will probably have a significant chunk of search market share for such things as sports, restaurants and movies, even while Google is improving itself both in sports and local search.
And did we mention Siri is coming to the iPad?
“Ask Siri about sports scores and stats, where to eat, what movies to see – even ask to make Facebook posts,” Apple says on its website. “Siri understands more languages and works in more countries. So you can get more things done in more places around the world. And most exciting of all, with Siri on the new iPad, on more devices, too.”
On sports, Apple says, “Siri knows baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and hockey. Ask Siri for game schedules, scores from the current season’s games, or up-to-the minute scores from live games. Tell Siri to show you player stats and compare them against other players’ stats. Siri tracks team records, too, so you’ll always know how well your team is doing (or not doing). Siri is even smart enough to know whether you’re asking about the New York Giants or the San Francisco Giants, based on where you are.”
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