Beyond Monkey Boy: It’s a Steve Ballmer Quote-Tacular!

The wit and wisdom of Microsoft’s outgoing CEO.

Exclusive: Pinterest Closes New $27M Round With Andreessen Horowitz Valuing Start-Up at $200M

That’ll buy a lot of digital pushpins.

Steve Jobs, in His Own Words

Steve Jobs was many things — an innovator and visionary, an oracle of consumer behavior and an insanely great showman. He was also a masterful orator.

My Lyrical Technique Will Leave Your Body Weak: D9 in Quotes

As in years past, the D stage this year was a showcase for some great quotes and one-liners. Here are a few of the more memorable ones.

QOTD: Microsoft Finally Gets to Take Off the Ankle Monitor

“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

QOTD: You Mean Google-Assisted Suicide?

Most companies don’t get murdered, they commit suicide.

EDventure’s Esther Dyson on Twitter

QOTD: And Another Similarity–Al Qaeda Doesn't Discuss Its Succession Plans Either

“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.

QOTD: Think $500 Per Share Is Too High for AAPL? Just Wait…

“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.”

Former Sun CEO Scott McNealy on the company’s mid-90s effort to acquire Apple

QOTD: Three's Company, Four's a Crowd

“I don’t think Verizon needs the Nokia and Microsoft relationship. Right now the three OS players we see for our network are Android, Apple, and RIM.”

Verizon Communications CTO Tony Melone