Arindam Mukherjee of India’s Outlook Magazine met me for a coffee when I was visiting my parents. In a wide ranging conversation, I talked with him about Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Nokia. We discussed the future of privacy, SMS, email and blogging. My comments are consistent with what I have been saying for a while. Thanks Arindam for finding my comments worth writing about. Now I do wish, I had shaved :-).
- Google: “It’s doing unnatural things, a terrible example of a company forgetting its core value system.”
- Facebook: “It is growing at a speed no one has seen before. They’ve to stay relevant in the mobile world.”
- Microsoft: “Always in a catch-up mode. That worked in the 1990s when competition wasn’t intense. Not today.”
- Apple: “The magic of Apple is that there is no magic — you just buy their product, bring it home and start using it.”
- Nokia: “Half the people around have some Android device and half some other phone. Where is Nokia?”