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Notable quotes from Mark Hurd, Tim Cook, Susan Hockfield and others in the software ecosystem

By June 3, 2012Uncategorized

“Apple’s recent products, especially their mobile iOS devices, are like beautiful crystal prisons, with a wide range of restrictions imposed by the OS, the hardware, and Apple’s contracts with carriers as well as contracts with developers. Only users who can hack or ‘jailbreak’ their devices can escape these limitations.”
Micah Lee and Peter Eckersley, Electronic Frontier Foundation
“[Big Data is] what gets me motivated now. I just felt Oracle was in a position that over the next few years we could do something nobody else could do. We’ll see now if we can pull it off. … I think you’re going to see this continued thing in the industry of ‘co-opetition.’ Many of our components are at the core of a lot of these cloud companies you see out there today.”
Mark Hurd, president, Oracle
“You’re not building the best products when you try to converge. If you force them together I think the PC is not as good as it could be and the tablet is not as good as it could be.”
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
“We’re pleased the full Commission agreed that Motorola has infringed Microsoft’s intellectual property, and we hope that now Motorola will be willing to join the vast majority of Android device makers selling phones in the U.S. by taking a license to our patents.”
David Howard, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Microsoft
“‘Big data’ has become one of the hottest new phrases. You know that a phrase is really hot when you get on the [subway] and the ads include that phrase. We’re there.”
Susan Hockfield, president, MIT
“When looking at your talent, ask software developers if they work with open source. Even if it is outside their work, they’re probably keeping their skills set up.”
Kyle McNabb, VP and practice leader of application development and delivery at Forrester

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