Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 22:21 UTC
Apple Patrick Gibson (via Daring Fireball): "My friend and co-worker Tom has a thesis about Apple's biggest problem: Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services." Apt.
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by robojerk on Sun 9th Dec 2012 03:21 UTC
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Apple should just take the time to upgrade their services on their own. Purchasing Twitter would be a huge financial cost, and their users could at any moment flock to a competing service. Apple would undoubtedly make changes at Twitter if they acquired, making the "possible" exodus more likely (I'm not saying it will happen, just a possibility).

Apple has the cash to update their web service. Just hire some recruiters, pay more than than the competition, and get to work.

Not sure if they have the balls to let go of WebObjects though. It's their baby. Quicktime is another product that I feel Apple needs to let go of. Their supposed commitment to HTML5, yet the only site that streams video (movie trailers) requires their dumb plugin.

Edited 2012-12-09 03:23 UTC

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