Apple vs Google: Vertical Integration vs Crowd-Sourcing

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Apple vs Google: vertical integration vs crowd-sourcing | VCCircle (click for full article)

    From the article:

    "I am a big fan of both Apple and Google and from the distance see two very different DNAs that are good at solving a very distinct set of problems. Apple is the epitome of vertical integration owning the end to end supply-chain including the consumer touch point. Google is the epitome of crowd-sourced development: throwing stuff on the walls and letting users vote with their time & money on what sticks and what does not.

    In this post I am going to make some predictions on what kinds of products and services each company will win at and what might be tough for them."

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