Why Apple should buy Twitter, and how Microsoft could rule the business roost

by David Needle

March 24 2012

Are the solar initiatives by Apple and Facebook misguided?
Are the solar initiatives by Apple and Facebook misguided?

“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)

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