This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET News Video: Ben Horowitz picks Apple over Google for mobile platforms

About Video Transcript

CNET News Video: Ben Horowitz picks Apple over Google for mobile platforms

2:51 /

The venture capitalist talks about the brewing battle between Google's Android and Apple iOS at Business Insider's Ignition West conference today in San Francisco. Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor in chief, moderates the discussion.

It looks.. The product I saw, like oh, it's a market share battling. Android is geting more market share to financial analysts, it's like... Well, but Apples's getting more profit share and that really is Apple's goal. I don't think Apple is doing anything in their product strategy that says we're going for a market share, it also says we're going for profit share. If Apple can sustain like having a better product or, you know, in some important dimensions then it may be a sustainable situation. So, there's this one simple question, you gotta take all the money at Andrews and Horowitz and bet it on one of two stocks, Google or Apple? Which is it gonna be? I'd put all my money on either of that at this point, they're both extremely strong and very, very, you know, have incredibly good positions in the market. You know, on the margin, if I had to pick one, I guess I'd pick Apple, and I'm not sure why.

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 091: Functioning Spider-Man gloves; a bloody, crazy Kickstarter; and more
22:55 November 24, 2014
On today's show, we check out a watch with a laser onboard, a bus powered by poop, breakthrough Spider-Man gloves that let the wearer...
Play video
CNET gets one-on-one time with the famed Grumpy Cat
2:29 November 24, 2014
Internet celebrity Grumpy Cat showed up at Macy's in downtown San Francisco to help get the word out about pet adoptions and promote...
Play video
2015 Kia Soul EV
5:19 November 24, 2014
The Soul is the rock star of its class -- can Kia bring its winning ways to the EV? Brian Cooley gets behind the wheel and checks the...
Play video
Jawbone Up Move an affordable little tracker for a great fitness app
2:25 November 24, 2014
It can do nearly everything the Up band can do, except vibrate: just keep in mind that there's a similarly-priced Misfit Flash that's...
Play video
Hyundai rolls out Android Auto
3:41 November 24, 2014
At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, CNET's Antuan Goodwin takes a look at Hyundai's Android Auto, an Android-based operating system...
Play video
Candy Crush fills up Facebook with video ads
2:55 November 24, 2014
The sequel to the popular puzzle game finds success with mobile ads, Google Maps adds new features in time for holiday travel, and...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,585: Black Seadevils terrorize the subconscious (podcast)
23:11 November 24, 2014
The world's best Bridget Carey joins Ariel and Iyaz to decipher smart phone apps, Star Wars trailers, and deadly toys.
Play video
Smarter Driver: New thinking on driver distraction
1:45 November 24, 2014
Brian Cooley runs down new research by the IIHS and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on driver distraction and what causes i...
Play video