Eric Schmidt: 'Gang of four' driving innovation and growth

Jos

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Google's Eric Schmidt sat down for an hour-long chat with All Thing D editors Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg last night at the kick off to the D9 conference outside…

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yukka

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Dismissing Microsoft there as no one uses Windows in the home - just the enterprise. In the consumer space its apple vs googles chromebooks - the real heavy weights.
 
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Gang of four, and he happens to be tightly associated with two of them - Google and Apple? That's pretty self-serving, I must say. I use FaceBook once every week (or month), and never used Apple. I shop at Amazon once every two months, maybe. But I use Windows every day (and right now). I understand his argument, but still, the dismissal of Microsoft from the list is not justified.
 

Rick

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Guest said:
Gang of four, and he happens to be tightly associated with two of them - Google and Apple? That's pretty self-serving,
I thought the opposite: His ties to Apple aside, Google and Apple are actually competitors.. in a very direct way with Android vs iPhone.

Kind of respectful of him since one of the rules to big business is "never acknowledge your competitors"
 

Tanstar

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yukka said:
Dismissing Microsoft there as no one uses Windows in the home - just the enterprise. In the consumer space its apple vs googles chromebooks - the real heavy weights.
Is this sarcasm? Or are you just that out of touch?
 

Archean

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Okay, if their 'innovation standards' are like this, I guess yes they are getting better. Beside, he seems to be delusional, when he says that MS doesn't drive consumer market. For some reasons, my feeling is Google perceive themselves to be more important then they actually are.
 

princeton

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Tanstar said:
yukka said:
Dismissing Microsoft there as no one uses Windows in the home - just the enterprise. In the consumer space its apple vs googles chromebooks - the real heavy weights.
Is this sarcasm? Or are you just that out of touch?
Obviously it was sarcasm...