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

March 24, 2012

“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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