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Quotes of the week: "The phone is already dead. People just haven't realized."

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch. You don’t get to jam in another screen from a high-end smartphone into a tiny device and say, ‘I want that son-of-a-bitch for free!’ Everybody wants to have a Ferrari. But the sheer fact of the matter is if you’re driving a Prius, you’re not gonna be able to do everything that the Ferrari can do. Will [AR glasses] get down to $200? I’ll tell you honestly: Anybody here that can do it, please see me. You’re hired. Follow me out the door!”

Ralph Osterhout, CEO Osterhout Design Group, speaking at the GamesBeat Summit, on the problem of cost around Augmented Reality glasses


“I don’t know what they're doing on the car front. It’s not clear.”

Tesla CEO Elon Musk commenting on Apple’s driverless car ambitions, aka Project Titan


“I've given you lots of discovery, and so far you don't have any smoking gun.”

U.S. District Judge William Alsup’s opinion to Waymo on whether Uber stole trade secrets from Alphabet’s driverless car subsidiary


“The phone is already dead. People just haven’t realized.”

Microsoft HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman; possibly justifying the company’s lack of presence in the smartphone space


“We’d love it if every world leader used Twitter as their primary mechanism to talk to their constituencies. The more that happens, the better we are going to be at showing what’s going on in the world.”

Twitter COO Anthony Noto on how he’d like more world leaders to embrace the social network like Donald Trump


“Don't use my story in Women Who Work unless you are going to stop being complicit.”

Reshmi Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Tweeting to Ivanka Trump for using Saujani’s story in a new book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules to Success


“I think we have a pretty good shot at being #1 in five years. I actually think we have a huge advantage in our data centers, in our infrastructure, availability, security and how we automate things. We just haven't packaged it up perfectly yet.”

Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene on the company’s ambitions vs AWS and Azure

“I think we were a little bit late to the trend initially… But I do think at this point we’re pretty much ahead in terms of the technology that we’re building, and making an open platform I think is a big step forward.”

Mark Zuckerberg is pleased with his progress around copying Snapchat


“Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook -- either live or in video posted later. It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our community.”

Zuckerberg announcing 3,000 extra moderators in the wake of FB Live attacks


“It’s a golden age of espionage in terms of stealing information. Many, many governments, I think, have probably become addicted to cyber espionage because it’s so much information. You get it very cheaply, and you don’t have to risk lives.”

Kenneth Geers, cybersecurity analyst at Comodo, on the rise of cyber-spying efforts by governments


“The Circle is a cartoon. It’s not real. Facebook is real, and it’s scary.”

Unnamed Facebook employee’s review of The Circle, a film featuring an all-powerful tech company


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