Quotes of the week: "He wants to be emperor."

Some of the best quotes from the tech industry this week

“The fundamental need of every person is to be able to use their time more effectively, not to say, ‘let us replace you’.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on what he thinks the goal of AI should be


“It’s not man or machine. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Our purpose is to augment and be in service of what humans do.”

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty speaking at DAVOS this week


“It’s pretty common when you announce a big deal that people just come out of the woodwork and claim they own some part of the deal," he told the court after being called as a witness. The idea that Oculus products are based on someone else’s technology is just wrong.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking in court responding to accusations Oculus used stolen code in its products. Zuck also outlined the company’s acquisition strategy; makes friends, sell them on a vision, occasionally scare them, and buy quickly


“Time will tell as to whether cybercriminals are moving onto new variants or whether Locky has simply taken a Christmas vacation…. Our team predicts that this lull really is due to malicious cybercriminals taking a Christmas break – and, following the same trends last year, when December recorded a 9% drop in the number of malware attacks worldwide, we expect attack volumes to bounce back in January.”

Checkpoint Security says a reduction in Locky Ransomeware may have been due to cybercriminals enjoying the festive season just as much as the rest of us


“He wants to be emperor.”

A phrase apparently commonly used to describe Mark Zuckerberg’s political ambitions by people who know him


“I am not interested in acquisitions. I am more interested in partnerships.”

Alibaba’s Jack Ma says he’s not interested in spending money