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Notable quotes about Google, Microsoft and Apple

By April 28, 2012Uncategorized

“When the 800-pound gorilla jumps in the pool it usually makes a splash. It doesn’t mean it can swim well. There is room in the market for multiple players, but Google’s entry [into the cloud with Google Drive] puts pressure on the competition, especially smaller players.”
Michael Gartenberg, Gartner analyst
“People are starting to see the same look-and-feel across the three screens [TV, PC, tablet, phones] and the cloud. … We’re a company that has extraordinary patience.”
Craig Beilinson, director of Microsoft’s consumer marketing
“… Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have sought to build their company so that it wouldn’t make the mistakes that Microsoft did in the 1990s. Well, surprise, Google today seems a heck of a lot similar to where Microsoft was right in 1999 – the year after Google was founded.”
Erik Jackson, founder and managing member, Ironfire Capital LLC
“I think they [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security. … They will understand very soon that they have the same problems Microsoft had ten or 12 years ago. They will have to make changes in terms of the cycle of updates and so on and will be forced to invest more into their security audits ….”
Eugene Kaspersky, head of security company Kaspersky Lab
“I’ve been worried lately that Google is positioning itself for the same kind of monopolistic mentality that Microsoft used to exude. So, oddly enough I’ve been rooting for Microsoft to take a big chunk out of the Google/Android market to level the playing field. If they’re smart MS won’t go after Apple initially but join with Apple to take on Google.”
Jason Kirschner, self-proclaimed geek and frequent commenter on Mashable

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