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Notable quotes about Cisco, google, Salesforce and others in the software ecosystem

By July 1, 2012Uncategorized

“Cisco … keeps adding technologies that should be very useful to those looking to make great use of IaaS and PaaS. If the cloud is a gold rush, then Cisco intends to make money on it by providing the shovels and pick axes needed to do the mining.”
Art Wittmann, director, InformationWeek Reports
“The [Silicon] valley is no longer as concerned about serving the customer, and even sees great opportunity in exploitation. We are beginning to act like the bankers who sold subprime mortgages to naïve consumers.”
Bill Davidow, advisor to VC firm Mohr Davidow Ventures
“The GCE [Google Computer Engine] options seem to be a very random set of variables…. But my belief is that cloud customers have moved on and want far more flexibility and maturity in a platform.”
Ben Kepes, analyst, Diversity Analysis
“When the numbers of professionals seeking to support the about-to-become super rich kids at Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, Foursquare, Salesforce.com et al reaches a tipping point, the growing bubble will pop. … Entire new sectors like social networking, cloud plays, game apps, have become hard to read even by on-site veterans. The investment scene is weird, wild and warped already.”
John O’Neill, author, “Paradox of Success”
“’I’m going to sell my data’ is a sorry excuse for a business model. People overestimate the amount of money they’re going to make from it, and, at the end of day, there’s a threshold below which data is not very interesting.”
Matt Turck, managing director, Bloomberg Ventures
“There is a very dense network of venture capital and entrepreneurship in Beijing that has evolved over the last 10 years that is very similar to what happened in Silicon Valley.”
–  Marguerite Gong Hancock, associate director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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