Steve Jobs: Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Is BS

Apple CEO slams Adobe, Google at company town-hall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2010 8:35 AM CST
Steve Jobs: Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Is BS
Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the iPad during an event in San Francisco last week.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Steve Jobs had some harsh words for Adobe and Google at a town hall-style meeting following the iPad's launch last week, Apple workers say. "We did not enter the search business. They entered the phone business," Jobs said in reference to Google, a source tells Wired. "Make no mistake: they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them." He added that Google's "Don't Be Evil" mantra is "bullshit," while a second source said he actually called it "a load of crap."

The Apple chief also took a swipe at Adobe, says the source, whose Flash won't be supported on the iPad. "They are lazy," Jobs allegedly said. "They have all this potential to do interesting things, but they just refuse to do it. Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy." He told the assembled Apple workers that nobody will be using Flash in the future and "the world is moving to HTML5." (More Adobe stories.)

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