Tablet quotes of the week: Why Apple should buy Twitter, and how Microsoft could rule the business roost
“Unlike Windows 8 Ultrabooks, Microsoft will govern Windows 8 tablets with an iron fist on experience, pricing, and positioning. If managed appropriately, this will result in a more premium positioning less apt to decrease in price.”
-Patrick Moorhead (Forbes)
“Apple does software and hardware really well; they do the integration between the two outstandingly. But they haven’t really done Social particularly well. In fact, Apple may be the only Tech company without a Twitter account. Go ahead, check out @Apple – 0 Tweets / 0 Following / 6067 Followers.”
--Barry Ritholtz (The Big Picture blog)
“I’m really developing serious reservations that this is the path to reducing data center environmental impact. I just can’t make the math work.”
(Part of a larger critique by Amazon data-center guru James Hamilton of solar farms built by Facebook and under construction by Apple).
-Cade Metz (Wired)
"As a designer, there's an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I'm the one who made it. It's a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused.”
(From an interview with Lee Minhyouk, Samsung Mobile’s VP of Design who commented on the charge that Samsung’s mobile products copy Apple’s).
-Miyoung Kim, (Reuters)
“I think Microsoft could make a big impression on its business customers by including just one serious business program as a Metro app. The next generation of Office will still be a desktop style application.”
-Chris Boss (betanews)