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

By January 2, 2013Uncategorized

“[W]henever I look at Silicon Valley, a new pattern is starting to emerge. I am seeing more women in executive teams . . . Yet there is still room to grow – I have yet to see Latinos or African-Americas up in the ranks. . . . [Y]et we remain mum about lack of racial and gender diversity in the investment sector and boards of prominent tech companies in Silicon Valley. Startups should invest more in diversifying their workforce early on . . . that challenge preexisting stereotypes of the startup world.”
–          Laura I. Gomez, blogger for “on startups”
“Today we see two of the largest technology companies in the world grappling with consistency. Google’s lack thereof is holding its flagship phone back and irritating some of its most rabid customers, while Microsoft suffers from the opposite problem, an overabundance of consistency (if such a thing exists). Microsoft’s dogged pursuit of consistency has handicapped its mobile efforts and, in an ironic turn, created problems for the people who would like to see Windows Phone succeed.”
–         Nathaniel Mott, staff writer, PandoDaily
“HP continues to misrepresent the truth about what is really happening at HP and what the real issues with the Autonomy acquisition are. In an effort to conceal their own gross mismanagement, fraudulent conduct and potential exposure to securities claims, HP’s officers and directors have blamed the entirety of the $8.8 billion write-down on accounting issues.”
–         Stanley Morrical, owner of 1,200 HP shares
“Google PR person Jill Hazelbaker . . . had been very, very rude in the Times article. When referencing Microsoft’s new combative ways, she offered: ‘Our focus is on Google and the positive impact our industry has on society, not the competition.’ What a relief that Google’s focus is not on making money.”
–       Chris Matyszczyk, CNET blogger
“. . . [Eset] predict that next year [2013], 530 million people will access banking services from their smartphones; it’s a 76 percent jump from 2011. . . . “
–       Eset (cyber security software maker), 2013 trends report

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