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Quotes of the week: Cowardly Craig, irresponsible Apple, & disappointed early techies

“We need to appeal to the people and educate them to sort of revolt against this and to fight the propaganda of the fossil fuel industry which is unrelenting and enormous.”

- Tesla CEO Elon Musk on going green


“I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. I do not have the courage. I cannot.”

- Craig Wright on why he is not providing promised proof about being Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto


“Apple is not willing to pay a dime. They’re making profit, and they should share the responsibility for our city, but they won’t.”

- Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang on Apple’s impact on the local area


“I had all sorts of hopes for computers… that they would do wonderful things for mankind. I’ve been utterly disappointed. I think they’ve done more to destroy culture and society than they’ve helped.”

- Early technology Journalist Erik Sandberg-Diment


“We look at it from a consumer point of view. [The Apple Watch] is a computing platform, but that's really the wrong way to approach this category from the very beginning.”

- Fitbit CEO James Park on Apple’s efforts in the wearables space


“Just removing content isn’t enough to mitigate the risk posed by this community; they are relentless and resourceful, so it ultimately becomes a game of whack a mole.”

- Alex Kassirer, Senior Analyst, Counterterrorism, Middle East & North Africa at Flashpoint on the fight against ISIS ‘jihobbiests’


“If successful, crowdfunding can support ‘the Rise of the Rest’ and will play a key role in sparking economic growth, innovation and jobs.”

- World Bank report underlines the potential of democratising access to capital in developing countries


“Banks should deliver their savings, mortgage and current account services as if they were Uber, Google or Microsoft.”

- Max Speur, COO at SunTec on what banks can learn tech giants


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