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Notable quotes about Microsoft, Oracle, Zynga and others in the software ecosystem

By December 5, 2011Uncategorized

“Zynga should be an example of entrepreneurship at its best. Instead it’s going to be a Harvard Business School case study on founder overreach – this will be a cautionary tale.”
Roger McNamee, co-founder of the venture capital firm Elevation Partners
“… just do what I tell you to do and things will be fine.”
Mark Hurd, President, Oracle, regarding his promise to Oracle channel partners
“I think they’ve [Microsoft] lost their relevancy. I just don’t think they matter anymore. Windows 8 is a big ‘who cares?’”
Marc Benioff, CEO,
“Washington regulating the Internet is akin to a gorilla playing a Stradivarius.”
L. Gordon Crovitz, columnist, The Wall Street Journal
“I think this is conclusive proof that we’re well on our way toward achieving our goal and that is to become the world’s number-one hub for information technology.”
Michael Bloomberg, New York City Mayor, referring to Facebook choosing NYC for its third hub
“People under 35 are the people who make change happen. People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.”
Vinod Khosla, venture capitalist

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