The Pixel phone shows how Google is becoming a bit more like Apple

For all its talk of making the world a better place, there is no place where the competitive ideals of American capitalism are more evident than in cut-throat Silicon Valley. Almost every move by Apple, Google or Facebook is seen through the lens of offence or defence, either against each other or towards a nimbler startup trying to turn them into yesterday’s news. But as well as competing directly, these clashes between titans have manifested themselves collaterally into a series of ideological arguments. Take the battle between privacy and progress: Apple, for example, has taken a strict line on using customers’ information, while others are more relaxed, partly because their use of data has allowed them to make great strides in areas such as artificial intelligence. Another one of these…


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