Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Eric Schmidt’s “Gang Of Four” Doesn’t Have Room for Microsoft – AllThingsD

Excerpt from one of several Eric Schmidt interview posts on AllThingsD

Google chairman Eric Schmidt says there are four companies dominating consumer technology today: His own, Apple, Amazon and Facebook. “It seems to me that there are four companies that are exploiting platform strategies really well.”

What about Microsoft? Not a player, Schmidt tells Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at D9: “Microsoft is not driving the consumer revolution in the minds of the consumers.”

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What about Facebook? Google would like to work with Facebook, but hasn’t been able to so far, he says. Facebook has done a very good job with identity, and “identity is incredibly useful because in the online world you need to know who you are dealing with.”

Eric Schmidt’s “Gang Of Four” Doesn’t Have Room for Microsoft – AllThingsD

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