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

By August 19, 2012Uncategorized

“In anticipation of the Windows 8 release, there has been speculation on Microsoft’s future. … Let’s get a few things straight. Even if Windows 8 is a huge dog and bombs the way Vista did, it will not matter. There is still nothing out there that can take Microsoft out of the game.”
John C. Dvorak, columnist for and the host of the weekly TV video podcast CrankyGeeks
“They are still innovating at Facebook. As long as they keep the eyeballs (on the site) and cash flowing in at a reasonable level, they’ll still have a great business. You have a lot of room to pivot as long as the users continue to come.”
Kevin Lee, co-founder, Didit, an online marketing firm
“… I believe the way we’ll get more people into computer science and ultimately more women into computer science is by making it really clear that you can be yourself and don’t need to give up parts of yourself to succeed. You can be into fashion and you don’t have to be the pasty white programmer with a pocket protector staying up all night.”
Marissa Mayer, president and CEO, Yahoo!
“[Mainframe programming] is not as sexy as developing new mobile apps. But if you want a secure and highly valued career, this is a great place to go.”
Bob Paul, CEO, Compuware

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