Apple vs. Google

In this installment of Investor Beat: Apple CEO Tim Cook says Google Glasses won’t appeal to the mainstream.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 29, 2013 4:43PM
In an appearance at the All Things Digital Conference, Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said he's not a fan of Google (GOOG) Glasses:  “I wear glasses because I have to." he said. "I don’t know a lot of people who wear them because they don’t have to.  The wrist is more interesting.” 
Is Cook right about the future of Google Glasses?  Will Google Glasses catch on with consumers, or is a wrist-worn computer a better bet?  In our lead story on Investor Beat, Motley Fool One’s Jason Moser and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Tim Hanson weigh in on the battle between Apple and Google.
Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. on May 15, 2013 (© Jeff Chiu/AP Photo)Also making news during Wednesday’s market action, and covered in Investor Beat:
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And we close Wednesday’s episode with two stocks to watch.  Jason is watching Joy Global (JOY).   Tim is watching Williams-Sonoma (WSM).
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May 29, 2013 5:56PM

Google channels Christopher Lloyd and goes “Back to the Future”. The whole computer glasses concept was presented by IBM back in 2000 in an ad entitled “Park Bench”, it’s on YOU Tube so you don’t need a Delorean with a flux capacitor to view the spot.

May 30, 2013 2:40AM
WTF is the mainstream? It's not me. I don't like Apple or Google.
May 29, 2013 9:25PM
Better to unplug them both and start counting backwards from 1,000. Somewhere around 950, they will both drop the arrogance and start LISTENING. We like technology, we don't want Big Brother. Make a nice machine people use when they want to, not because they have to.
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