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Notable quotes about wearables, Microsoft, Aussie startups and others in the software industry ecosystem

By March 16, 2014Uncategorized

The reason we are talking about wearables is because we are not at implantables yet.  (But) I’m ready. Others are ready. — Rodrigo Martinez, life sciences chief strategist at Silicon Valley design firm IDEO

The problem with “tech” scene today is that it no longer is about technology. It has devolved into a gold-rush of mass-hysteria led by a throng of wantrepreneurs with little to no regard for Computer Science. Sure, the majority of the miners might know about HTML5 (and that’s as far as they usually know — that it exists), most have no clue about abstract syntax trees, finite automata, the knapsack problem, relational calculus, machine translation, multicycle MIPS processors or pretty much anything outside of “programming.” … It is the overly idealistic notion that “all you need is an idea,” which plagues the young tech scene. — Cole Diamond, program manager, Microsoft

In Silicon Valley, start-ups emerge from garages. In Australia, it’s from a caravan. It’s better. We’re mobile. — Tom Kovac, RMIT professor and designer at Allesi Mutants (Autralia)

There is no future if you don’t have share. We will build scale and share. We will unlock more [smartphone] products in the $100-200 price range to address the mass market. — Chakrapani Gollapali, country general manager (consumer channels group), Microsoft Corporation India

We are honored and delighted that General Powell has joined our Board of Directors. General Powell is an extraordinary leader who has inspired and influenced me during more than 15 years of friendship.  He was also instrumental in shaping’s integrated philanthropic model and the formation of the Foundation many years ago.  We couldn’t be happier to have him join our Board. — Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO,

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