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“Our experience has changed us and shaped how we view our responsibility to the industry. We are pleased to bring this matter to successful resolution, and we are excited to keep delivering great products and services for our partners and customers.”
– Microsoft on the expiration of its 10-year antitrust consent decree
“Al Qaeda Inc. might suffer some initial setbacks from Osama bin Laden’s death, but so did Apple Inc. when shares dropped over rumors of Steve Jobs’ illness. But it did not take long to realize that Jobs has established a highly functional corporation, and the shares bounced back. The same can be expected for al Qaeda.”
– CNN jumps to an early lead in the Most Repugnant Analogy of the Year competition.
“They’ll be bigger than IBM next year, and they’ll be bigger than HP the year after that.”
– Forrester Research CEO George Colony predicts Apple will soon be a $200 billion revenue company
“If we had bought Apple, there wouldn’t have been iPods or iPads … I’d have screwed that up.”
This provocative debate isn’t even being acknowledged in most American coverage of the Internet’s role in the current uprisings. The talking-head invocations of Twitter and Facebook instead take the form of implicit, simplistic Western chauvinism. How fabulous that two great American digital innovations can rescue the downtrodden, unwashed masses. That is indeed impressive if no one points out that, even in the case of the young and relatively wired populace of Egypt, only some 20 percent of those masses have Internet access.