Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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RE[6]: Losing money?
by Windows Sucks on Mon 10th Sep 2012 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Losing money? "
Windows Sucks
Member since:
2005-11-10

No, Apple did not make more money off the Mac than Microsoft did "period". Microsoft had record shattering revenues and profits and decided this was a better time to write off a stupid acquisition than later, when the write-off will make Windows 8 seem even worse. For a failing company, Microsoft still does ridiculously well. Windows 7 is still growing faster than the iPad.


And the write off goes to my point of Microsoft and it's money losing businesses.

And Windows 7 is growing faster then the iPad in place (Meaning most are not new Windows users or new PC's) just upgrades that don't make much money.

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RE[7]: Losing money?
by No it isnt on Mon 10th Sep 2012 21:24 in reply to "RE[6]: Losing money? "
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Every new Windows license sold, upgrade or not, makes Microsoft money. Their quarterly revenue for Q2 2012 was $18.06 billion, and their operating income $6.93 billion. They made up for a huge failed investment with the profits from one quarter.

Hating Microsoft is fine, being a delusional moron is something else entirely.

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RE[7]: Losing money?
by Vanders on Tue 11th Sep 2012 10:25 in reply to "RE[6]: Losing money? "
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

And the write off goes to my point of Microsoft and it's money losing businesses.

Yes, and because cabbages are green it must be a Tuesday.

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RE[8]: Losing money?
by Windows Sucks on Tue 11th Sep 2012 11:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Losing money? "
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Yes, and because cabbages are green it must be a Tuesday.


Right yet fact is at this time Apple has no money losing businesses sad to say.

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