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Amazon and Microsoft bite back, Twitter takes the plunge, and more quotes of the week

Some of the best quotes, comments and random zingers from the past week … “We appreciate Bloomberg’s foray into fiction and look forward to future episodes.” — Microsoft’s Frank Shaw, as quoted in the news service’s story about purported Microsoft CEO candidate Stephen Elop’s supposed plans for the company. “Well, you could just give it… Read More

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Why this retiring sportswriter thinks newspapers should eliminate reader comments

Many believe that allowing online reader comments are beneficial for a news organization. Steve Kelley certainly does not think so. Kelley, the longtime Seattle Times sports columnist, will be writing his final column this Sunday. He went on the Luke Burbank Show on KIRO Radio this morning and had some interesting things to say about reader comments…. Read More

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Windows Phone’s real horse race, quitting the Internet, and other quotes of the week

A few of the best quotes, tweets, comments and random zingers we heard this week. “Oh, Hansen’s hard to control!!!” — Kentucky Derby announcer Larry Collmus, on the 3-year-old colt sponsored by Microsoft’s Windows Phone, at the midpoint of the race. Combined with an earlier reference to the horse overheating, the sponsorship wasn’t exactly a brand-affiliation… Read More

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Google vs. your wife, Apple’s piles of cash, rooting for Cozi, and other quotes of the week

The best insights, observations, comments, tweets and random zingers we heard this week. “In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience.” — Google privacy director Alma Whitten announcing the unification of the company’s privacy policies and user data. “Google will know more about you… Read More