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Notable quotes about Dell, Microsoft and others in the software industry ecosystem

By August 4, 2013Uncategorized

This [diversifying away from hardware to software] is a big change for Dell. It’s going to take some time. This is not for the faint of heart. This is a hard, long piece of work we have to do to transform. – Joanne Moretti, vice president of marketing, Dell
Microsoft and Google have until April 2014 to convince theInternet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to adopt either SPDY, Microsoft’s HTTP Speed + Mobility, or some combination of the two [for HTTP 2.0]. By November, the IETF is scheduled to submit whatever compromise is hammered out to the Internet Engneering Standards Group as a formal standard. [B]eing able to take credit for architecting the next foundation of the Web would be a nice trophy for either Google or Microsoft …. – Mark Hachman, senior editor, PC World
At some point during the launch of your startup, it’s likely that a potential investor will ask you about your company’s mission statement. … If we had to put ours on a coat of arms, Virgin’s would probably say something like, “Ipsum sine timore, consector,” which very loosely translated from the Latin means, “Screw it, let’s do it!” – Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group, and author of Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
[Nokia] are releasing new devices frequently and for every new device, if there is an app that somebody cares about that’s not there that’s a missed opportunity of a sale. [Microsoft] waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn’t do us any good when I have phones to sell today. – Bryan Biniak, VP of app development, Nokia

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