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Submission + - Steve Wozniak Talks Ballmer, Microsoft, Apple Innovation (slashdot.org)

Nerval's Lobster writes: In a new interview with the BBC, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggested that Microsoft has stagnated, but that Apple still has the opportunity to seize new markets and beat back Samsung. “I think in some kind of real dollar terms Microsoft’s been falling,” Wozniak said, “resting on markets it built up a long, long time ago.” That sort of behavior, he added, is “pretty dangerous” for a company’s longer-term prospects. Nor did he think departing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s time at the helm “was as important, significant as Bill Gates.” He contrasted Microsoft to Apple, which he described as a “big company” with the ability to move quickly into new markets whenever the opportunity presented itself: “Apple found the formulas and they’re still there.” Wozniak also believes the market's obsession with new products is unwarranted: “Great advances for mankind don’t happen every year.”
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Steve Wozniak Talks Ballmer, Microsoft, Apple Innovation

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