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Google Is Winning the Innovation War Against Apple

Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO, during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco
Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO, during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San FranciscoPhotograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Google appears to be on the verge of taking over the tech innovation throne once held by Apple. A sure sign of this was the success of Google’s annual I/O developers conference last week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Tickets to the 5,000-seat, three-day conference sold out in just 49 minutes at $600 a pop. At the event, Chief Executive Officer Larry Page and other Google executives wowed the crowd with announcements about the new customized Google Maps, a new subscription music service (Google Play Music All Access), and a variety of new search tools.