Comments on: Ballmer skeptical of Apple share gains http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/31/ballmer-skeptical-of-apple-share-gains/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/31/ballmer-skeptical-of-apple-share-gains/#comment-362327 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 18:58:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18524#comment-362327 In consumer markets, Microsoft has underperformed the competition for 9 years. Any credibility that Ballmer ever had has long since evaporated.

Contrary to the prior posters, however, i don’t see Google as the saving grace. While Google and MS are desperately trying to convince consumers to house all their data on remote servers (so that MS and Google can datamine it), Apple is content to offer integrated hardware, software, and services that allow the consumer to easily manage his/her own data. Much more secure, much easier to use.

No amount of Google’s “we’re not evil!” claims and Microsoft’s “look at all the cheap hardware that uses Windows!” claims will change the fact that both companies put customer data integrity and propriety last on their list of priorities.

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By: Real Estate Fan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/31/ballmer-skeptical-of-apple-share-gains/#comment-362320 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 15:35:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18524#comment-362320 I completely agree with the recent post. I would also prefer Google rather than MS or Apple.

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By: iPhone Developer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/31/ballmer-skeptical-of-apple-share-gains/#comment-362270 Sat, 01 Aug 2009 08:23:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18524#comment-362270 I’ve got one word for Mr Ballmer – Zune.
Having said that I suspect the true winner in the next decade will be the company that delivers voice to text… my money is on Google rather than MS or Apple.

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By: fubar666 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/31/ballmer-skeptical-of-apple-share-gains/#comment-362259 Fri, 31 Jul 2009 18:01:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18524#comment-362259 I for one think it’s great that MS can get people to accept free PCs in those ads (“You find it, you keep it.”). But I don’t really see the business model.

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