wheel - 7:01 pm on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
Competition? They're running a cash rich monopoly.
Ford doesn't have the luxury of spending unlimited amounts of money to build a driver-less car. Google does. That's not competition.
The very fact that they can throw gobs of cash at things that are completely unrelated to their business model shows that they have little accountability when it comes to spending. It has nothing to do with them being better or more idealistic. It's simply they have too much cash and no accountability, so they can indulge in a corporate style hedonism.
Besides, what have they created that's 10X better than the competition? Oh, right. Adwords. Back in the 90's.