What A Difference Six Years Makes…

Steve Ballmer, 2007:

Right now we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year.

Steve Ballmer, a few months later:

It’s sort of a funny question. Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have products that appeal to everybody.

Now we’ll get a chance to go through this again in phones and music players. There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.

Steve Ballmer, yesterday:

Mobile devices. We have almost no share.

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    Well well. A lesson in ‘don’t jump the gun’. Imzo
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    Further proof that especially in the tech industry, you can’t be complacent; you have to continue to strive for the next...
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    Ouch.
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    Microsoft’s focus on market share is the reason why the company fails. If you build an amazing mobile experience, the...
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    Well well, lesson on ‘don’t jump the gun’. Imzo
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