Honest question: why did they need to fake an address to “beat” Apple? Why not just show Street View versus Flyover? Seems like that is more honest and more telling of the feature dis-parity between the two.

Another way would be to show one of the many “melting” bridges, or to advertise your market leading position. There’s tons of ways Google Maps are better than Apple Maps — why invent something?

What does it say about your company when you immediately decide to make up ways to “beat” a competitor instead of just realizing that you actually do beat a competitor? It’s like an abuser-abusee situation where Google now feels that Apple is so consistently better that surely they could never have a better product, yet in this case they do have the better product, Google just chose to think Apple did have the better product and made up shit. So odd.

Posted by Ben Brooks