Steve Ballmer has a change of heart and gives credit to the Apple

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Steve Ballmer has a change of heart and gives credit to the Apple
It's almost strange to see how partnerships can change the views of some people who would previously talk down about the competition – all the while exemplifying the views of their company. Steve Ballmer is no stranger to controversy as he exudes that kind of in your face attitude, but he did manage to raise some ears after words uttered from his mouth seemingly praised one of his long time competitors; Apple. There's no denying the kind of impact Apple has been able to accomplish with the App Store, but Steve Ballmer had some nice words about Apple's lavish success with their smartphone and App Store – he went on to say during a speech at the University of Washington's computer science building that “Apple's done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and commercialize their intellectual property.” It may seem like the potential partnership between Apple and Microsoft about bringing Bing search to the iPhone may clearly have a part in the change of heart stance that Ballmer recently exhibited. Although there is still no confirmation to this rumor, it does have some validity to it as both companies seem to have a common threat from Google. Android's onslaught may have some backing to this potential partnership between Apple and Microsoft – it's obvious that Google and Apple compete in a number of markets in the technology sector. This partnership may have what it takes to possibly slow down Google's relentless scale in the technology world – then again, competition in the market will always fuel partnerships to ensure a long lasting foundation.

via AppleInsider

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5 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Plus they have the best touchscreen out there. . .Apple and Microsoft should team up for shizzle

2. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

no, apple by no means has the best touch screen out there. but its in the top

3. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

Best Touchscreen Phone? I agree. As for the actual best touchscreen itself. Apple beats the pants off of everyone else. That looks like it will change soon, but it hasn't yet.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Check out the microsoft surface. Puts anything "touch" based by apple, and anyone for that matter to shame.

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The Microsoft surface is pretty awesome. But we're talking about phones right now. and iphone clearly has the best touch screen. For now at least. I hope Microsoft uses some of that technology in a phone. There would be something new for a change instead of everyone just following apple. A microsoft phone running microsoft surface is actually something I would buy.

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