Quotes from the 2012 Tech World

With the end of another year around the corner, the internet will be awash with all sorts of reflection of the year past. One shouldn’t get annoyed at this idea. Reflecting on the past year is an important thing to do for individuals, companies, and industries alike.

Here at NaQ we’ll do our best to provide some end-of-the-year quote round-ups. Today we’ve got a collection of the best tech quotes from 2012. It has been an interesting year for tech. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and many other companies have continued to expand, create, disappoint, impress, and overwhelm us with their growing influence in our lives.

Here are some of the most memorable and interesting quotes from the tech world this year:

The Apple Maps fiasco with the iPhone 5 caused a lot of conversation about the mistakes Apple made. Google’s Eric Schmidt speaking with Stephen Colbert had a funny exchange:

Colbert: Google Maps are phenomenal.

Scmidt: Yep, ask an Apple user.

Along those same lines, Apple’s response to their mishandling of Apple Maps is a rare admission of guilt. CEO Tim Cook humbly explained, “We’re putting all of our energy into making it right. And we have already had several software updates. We’ve got a huge plan to make it even better. … We screwed up. That’s the fact.”

Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo stirred the pot when he explained Twitter’s position in the tech world. Back in September he said, “Apple is our mentor, Facebook is our enemy.”

During the Apple versus Samsung patent case in the US, the media paid a great deal of attention to the back and forth in the courtroom. Given how complicated the patents and issues at hand, Judge Lucy Koh was quoted telling the jury, “I need everyone to stay conscious during the reading of instructions, including myself, so we’re going to stand up occasionally to make sure the blood is still flowing.”

Keep checking back for more end of the year posts!

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