“Roger McNamee, whose company Elevation Partners is a big Facebook investor, launched a broadside attack against Google and Microsoft,” Claire Atkinson reports for The New York Post. “McNamee took Google to pieces in front of a crowd of music industry professionals eager to hear how they can make money from digital distribution.”
“McNamee roasts Google throughout his 20 minute speech, describing the search giant as the ‘old guard,’ which has fallen behind thanks to Apple’s innovations,” Atkinson reports. “The big tech investor, who has ties to U2’s Bono and The Grateful Dead, accused Google of having, ‘filled the Web with crap.'”
“He said, ‘You have to support [Apple’s] platforms even if you hate Steve Jobs.’ He added that unlike Google, ‘Apple is about trusted brands, authority, security, copyright and the like.’ He alleges that Google had to remove 64 apps from its Android app store for stealing confidential information,” Atkinson reports. “Then he went on to point out that Microsoft’s Windows share of internet-connected devices is collapsing. ‘Consumers are abandoning Windows as fast as they can… Google and Microsoft will remain huge, but their influence is evaporating, which means we can ignore them,’ concluded McNamee, ‘For people who make content, Apple is a better monopolist to deal with than Google.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Who the hell would hate Steve Jobs? Lazy people, maybe. Ignorant people, maybe. Otherwise, who would anyone hate a man who strives for perfection and wants to improve technology? Specifically for the music industry, why would they hate the man that saved their bacon? And, by the way, “monopolist” has a specific definition and, in the U.S., building a monopoly is the ultimate goal. Building or even having a monopoly is not illegal in the United States of America, abusing it is; ask Microsoft about that distinction.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]
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