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Quotes of the week: Trump, Pokemon Go, and Magic Leap

“He campaigns on anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people, and a fundamental belief that America is weak and in decline…Trump would be a disaster for innovation.”

An open letter signed by over 140 prominent technology figures lambasts the Republican Presidential candidate.


“I think keeping the pressure on them helps us resolve the bigger problem.”

Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton warns her immigration reforms won’t pander to the technology industry’s desire for more high-skilled visas.


“Tesla is on the path to be the most secure car. I don’t think that they’re there yet, but I think they’re definitely striving for it.”

David Kennedy, CEO of TrustedSec, suggesting Tesla is the most secure car company despite selling the most connected cars.


“I think it's fantastic to see these augmented reality applications getting built…This Pokemon interest will hopefully will translate into a lot of interest in HoloLens.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella either hinting Nintendo’s hit game could come to his company’s AR device, or using the bandwagon to remind people it exists.


“I don’t think we were built to sit in a dark room with a piece of electronics strapped on our head.” Pokemon Go’s Chief Executive, John Hanke. takes a swipe at the VR industry.


“Hopefully soonish, the public will see.”

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz laying out his company’s rigid product timeline.


“Although we welcome the measures Google has taken so far, it is still one of the key enablers of piracy on the planet.”

BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor isn’t impressed with Google’s latest anti-piracy report.


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