A detente in the tech cold war

pple and Google started out as strong allies when the iPhone launched in June 2007. Gradually, the relationship broke down through a series of events which culminated with rejection of Apple's rejection of Google's Voice Application from the App Store.

Apple and Google started out as strong allies when the iPhone launched in June 2007.  cold_war_again_201155Gradually, the relationship broke down through a series of events which culminated with rejection of Apple’s rejection of Google’s Voice Application from the App Store.  Today, there is a sign that the companies may be finding a way to work together.

The Unofficial Apple Weblog reports (via Business Insider) that Google and Apple have entered into another multi-year licensing agreement covering Google search on the iOS:


Business Insider is reporting that Apple and Google have extended the deal that brought Google search to the iOS. In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Google CEO Eric Schmidt mentioned that his company’s arrangement with Apple has been “recently extended.”

You can check out the full article here.  Is this an indication of better relations, that the relationship was never as bad as thought, or neither?  Let me know what you think.

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."