Google Is the World's Greatest Innovator, Says Steve Jobs Biographer

Walter Isaacson is quite impressed with the projects Google is working on

By on January 16th, 2014 15:40 GMT

Walter Isaacson is famous for the biography he wrote about Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, but today he believes Google is the most innovative company in the world.

In an interview for CNBC, Isaacson states that “The greatest innovation in the world today right now is coming from Google.”

The man who spent months analyzing Jobs and his company is particularly taken with Google’s decision to buy Nest, considering the deal is more important than Apple selling its iPhone on China Mobile.

Isaacson says that now Google is making the Internet-connected life a reality. “Google buying Nest shows an amazingly strong, integrated strategy that Google has to connect all of our devices, all of our lives … the Internet of things is actually real, there are these devices we’re going to want to have and Google’s going to get ahead of that game,” Isaacson said.

Of course, the devices he refers to are in truth innovative – the driverless cars, Google Glass and robots. However, aside from Glass, they’re all still in development.

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