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Notable quotes about Microsoft, Cisco, Facebook, Salesforce, HP and others in the software ecosystem

By February 5, 2012Uncategorized

“[Facebook’s IPO] is going to have a great effect. I believe with 1,000 new millionaires, they’re going to need a place to live.”
Pierre Buljan, a Silicon Valley real estate agent
“The Madison school district in Wisconsin is buying 1,400 iPads for its classrooms, and the cash to land the deal is coming from a settlement with Microsoft. . . . At least in the case of the Madison schools, it looks like they found a way to get iPads into the classroom without killing their budget. Where that money came from, however, must sting Microsoft.”
Jeff Gamet, managing editor, the Mac Observer
“[Salesforce.com] have things they come out with that they charge extra for, and I understand that. ‘ But [the planned Analytics Edition functionality] is at the core of reporting, and quite frankly, their reporting hasn’t been that great. . . . I’ve never seen them take what the community says should be core functionality and then turn around and charge for it. Their software is amazing. It’s done amazing things for our company. It’s really cut a lot of costs out of our company. But I think they’ve got it wrong here, truthfully.”
Jeremy Farber, president, PC Recycler
“[In a lawsuit brought by programmers claiming software companies agreed not to try to hire each other’s best workers],” The defense teams for the companies [Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Apple] are claiming that any agreements can be explained by collaborative efforts between businesses on a one-on-one level, and not some big conspiracy worked out in an underground lair amidst cackles of evil glee.”
Mary Beth Quirk, blogger for The Consumerist
“I can’t sit here and beat myself up over what could have been [the HP Tablet] and what should be. I am dependent on my manufacturers to bring me my products to go to market with.”
Rick Chernick, CEO, Camera Corner Connecting Point, a Green Bay, Wis.-based solution provider and HP partner

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