“Elevation Partners managing director Roger McNamee, who invested in Palm and sold it to Hewlett-Packard, among many, many other ventures in his long career, this afternoon was interviewed by Margaret Brennan of Bloomberg TV regarding what he calls ‘the hyper net,’ which he describes as the sum of the Old Internet plus all the new cellular and mobile technologies, such as smartphones and tablets,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s. “McNamee warned Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) are not really participating in the Hypernet, and are likely to be left in the dust as trends change in how people work and play.”
This is all about rising production values and much cooler experiences in the mobile environment… I think the guys who dominated in the technology world don’t get to play… There’s no profits at Microsoft or Google from these things [gestures to iPhone] I think we’re going to try to create a new Web, and we’re going to use a technology called HTML5, and in doing so, we’re going to have to out-Apple Apple, and that’s not going to help Google, that’s not going to help Microsoft. – Roger McNamee
“McNamee also talked about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. McNamee said Zuckerberg, whom he’s known since Zuckerberg was 22, is ‘more mature’ at his age than Bill Gates or Steve Jobs were at the same age. “He’s the best I’ve ever known,” said McNamee,” Ray reports. “Sounding like Morpheus from ‘The Matrix,’ McNamee remarked of Zuckerberg, ‘I think he is the one.'”
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