IanKelley - 1:54 am on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Apple doesn't have the RESOURCES? Are you saying that only PetroChina and ExxonMobil can even attempt to buy a bunch of cheap computers and write an algorithm to crawl the web?
A bunch of cheap computers and an algorithm does not a modern search engine make :-)
In this case resources actually means: hands on experience, research and years of trial and error (along with the reams of code that comes out of that).
And before you say they can just steal some experienced people from Google or Bing... Think Cuil.