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

By December 21, 2013Uncategorized

The problem they’ve [Facebook] run into, the problem of sharing, of Zuckerberg’s law, is that the News Feed has turned into a black hole and collapsed under its own weight. — Benedict Evans, freelance analyst

[Oracle’s acquisition of Rsponsys] is a deal that’s about Salesforce and Salesforce only. — Rob Brosnan, analyst, Forrester Research

We should expect to see more odd behavior until [Microsoft] picks a new CEO. Then it’ll be several months of strategic reviews, followed by ritual bloodletting and reorganization. … If Microsoft is to stay together, the new CEO needs to be either a product visionary or know where to find one. — Michael Mace, writer for Mobile Opportunity and former Apple executive

A trend that I continue to see evolving is that the big software shops are of the opinion that the cloud is the only answer for everything. Interesting concept, but certainly not true. I do not want to see the small and medium business market forced into cloud scenarios because they have no other choice. — Chris Steffen, director of IT, Magpul Industries Corp.

Bitcoin is synonymous with everything wrong with Silicon Valley: a marriage of dubious technology and questionable economics wrapped up in a crypto-libertarian political agenda that smacks of nerds-do-it-better paternalism. … Far from a “breakthrough,” Bitcoin is viewed by many technologists as an intellectual sinkhole. — Alexander Payne, former platform leader at Twitter and former CTO of Simple


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