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Notable quotes about Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and others in the software ecosystem

By May 20, 2012Uncategorized

“The poll [by AP-CNBC] is a reminder that it’s easy to get caught up in hype, especially those who live in insular tech bubbles. While inside some parts of the tech world Microsoft’s reputation is regularly trashed, and Facebook treated as a darling, that’s not how it is out in the greater world.”
Preston Gralla, contributing editor at Computerworld and author of 35+ books on technology
“Apple is expected to announce a new maps app in iOS.6. One that has nothing to do with Google. Yes, seriously. Even though Google Maps is largely regarded as the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to geography, Apple will be ditching the service and releasing their own competing service. … [A]s soon as Apple throws the switch and their maps app hits iOS devices everywhere, Google will lose millions upon millions of users in a flash. The damage there will be instantaneous.”
Dustin Earley, tech enthusiast and blogger
“The days of Android may be limited when you can walk into your local Kohls or Sears store and buy an “Android tablet” for between $25 and $150. These no-name tablets, that in many cases run something crazy like Android 2.2, are killing Android brand and further confusing consumers.”
Dan Graziano, Android editor at BGR
“Years late to market, he [Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer] has bet the company on Windows 8 – as well as the future of Dell, HP, Nokia and others. An insane bet for any CEO – and one that would have been avoided entirely had the Microsoft Board replaced Mr. Ballmer years ago with a CEO that understands the fast pace of technology shifts and would have kept Microsoft current with market trends.”
Adam Hartung, Forbes contributor
“There is still a fundamental disconnect between what people are doing on Facebook and what marketers want from them. Whether Facebook can become the brand mecca they want to be remains to be seen.”
Kurt Abrahamson, CEO, ShareThis

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