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Notable Quotes about iRobot, Microsoft, Pivotal and others in the software industry ecosystem

By April 21, 2013Uncategorized

In 1999, Steve jobs toyed with the idea of launching a free, ad-supported version of the Mac operating system, and in 2008 he filed a patent on a version of the idea. Microsoft considered making an ad-supported version of Windows in both 2004 and 2005. Neither company tried that tactic …. [W]hen ads start to appear in Facebook Home, … it seems more likely that the reception will prove that the time has finally come for the idea that Steve Jobs and Microsoft decided not to try.
–          Tom Simonite, IT editor, MIT Technology Review
There’s a war going on in the IaaS market.
–          Paul Burns, analyst, Neovise
Microsoft is clearly serious about the virtualization space, and its support of cross-hypervisor solutions goes right to the heart of cloud management.
–          John Ross, IT consultant
The Pivotal technology vision is not just another big data strategy-even Maritz concedes that it’s not for the “faint of heart.” But if he is able to turn his big data dreams into market reality, it could very well be the big bang for big data. Just as Google reinvented the search experience and Amazon reinvented the shopping experience, Pivotal is determined to reinvent the business experience.
–          Steven Burke, editor news, UBM Channel
We have created the world’s first Braille smartphone.
–          Sumit Dagar, founder, Kryate Design Solutions
You know there was a song back a number of years ago, I think the band was Chumbawumba. And the refrain of the song was, “I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain’t nothing gonna hold me down,” or something like that. … I think that if you looked at iRobot, and what we’ve been through that might be a fitting song to be playing in the background.
–          Colin Angle, co-founder and CEO, iRobot