Walter Isaacson, the man behind Steve Jobs’ biography asserts that Google has become the world’s leading innovator. The search engine has taken over from Apple Inc., which was known as one of the best innovators until a couple of years ago. According to an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, Isaacson believes that Google’s decision to acquire Nest Labs was one of the most strategic moves compared to Apple’s collaboration with China Mobile.
He recognizes that selling iPhones on the Chinese network is a good move by Apple. However, the partnership between Nest and Google is more strategic because it demonstrates the search engine’s approach to link all the electronic gadgets that people use every day. According to him, Google is working to link our cars, garage doors, and navigation systems. Nest offers smart fire detectors and thermostats and this will boost Google’s collection of innovative devices, which include giant robots, Google Glass and self-driving vehicles.