Related link: http://www.karelia.com/watson/watsonFAQ.html
Want to see what’s coming from Apple in Sherlock 3? Check out the Watson application from Karelia. It’s no coincidence. Apple loved Watson. They included a demo of it in the “Phil and Avi” show at MacWorld SF in January and gave it the Apple Design Award for the most innovative Mac OS X product in May at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
At last week’s MacWorld Expo keynote, Steve Jobs showed off the cool features of Sherlock. The movie tool includes the ability to check out the movies playing in your neighborhood, view the previews, and even purchase tickets at participating theatres… just like Watson. After remaining quiet, Karelia has finally posted an entry on their FAQ page to set the record straight about Watson and Sherlock. Among other things, the page notes that Karelia was not compensated by Apple.
Come on Apple — do the right thing. We can’t keep rooting for you as the good guy if you are going to engage in business practices like this.
What should Apple do?