GOOGLE+ OR MINUS A FEW HUNDRED MILLION USERS

October 7, 2014

“The Google+ app you see out there today is used by hundreds of millions of users…. I don’t want to talk about numbers.”

Google+ chief David Bresbis, showing a very un-Googley aversion to quantifying his social network’s results, Recode, 7 October 2014


A $3.2 BILLION SNACKQUISITION

January 24, 2014

“I’ve known many people at Google for years, it is Silicon Valley. It is personal … Most of these things happen at a party. “

Nest CEO Tony Fadell, on how his smart-thermostat company became a passed appetizer for Google, Bloomberg TV, 24 January 2014


WHY 2014 WILL BE LIKE 1984

January 24, 2014

“Every company that made computers when we started the Mac, they’re all gone. We’re the only one left.”

Apple shiller Phil Schiller, conveniently denying the continued existence of HP, Macworld, 23 January 2014


IT MUST BE JELLY BECAUSE JARGON DON’T SHAKE

January 21, 2014

“Once I realized what it was, I realized Jelly was really kind of a productization of my own personality, because I really enjoy helping people.”

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, riffing on his new jam, Bloomberg West, 21 January 2014


TECHNOLOGY THING … YOU MAKE MY HEART SING

March 24, 2013

“Could you have a makeup artist and a fashion person and a thing that’s taking care of the technology to create opportunity for clients in a different way?”

Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel, exhibiting a very vague embrace of Silicon Valley creatures in his digital strategy, Fast Company, 18 March 2013


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