Philly Tech News Quotes & Tweets of the Week: Who needs CNN?; Verizon (through FiOS) destroying its own capital?
Dish Chief Charlie Ergen says CNN doesn't pack its former clout. "It's not a Top 10 network any more...unless they find the plane." #MH370— Meg James (@MegJamesLAT) November 4, 2014
Dolan: Verizon on a path of pursuing destructon of its own capital. "We don't believe they are profitable on any level in our service area."— Michael Farrell (@MikeFCable) November 6, 2014
"So what happened? While we were deploying an upgrade to the X1 platform, we discovered an issue in the way the software that updates X1 was configured. We immediately stopped the deployment, and our engineers began working to identify the root cause and fix the issue," Comcast said.
-Comcast, apologizing for last week's nationwide X1 outages.
"[Consultancies] are entering our territory with some offerings which are respectable," said Mr. Levy. "We are competing and sometimes we are also collaborating." He referred to an example in which Publicis' DigitasLBi pitched for business against Accenture, and then shared another "funny case" in which Accenture is helping Publicis implement an SAP product. "There are a lot of areas where the lines are blurred. We don't know -- is it a supplier, client or competitor?"
-Publicis CEO Maurice Levy, during media call discussing Publicis' deal to acquire Sapient.
“You can’t build a company for 60 days; build for 60 years.”
-SAP CEO Bill McDermott, speaking on SAP’s recent performance to Technically Philly’s Christopher Wink during IMPACT '14 Conference in Philadelphia.
Tweet by early Half.com associate Chris Fralic, now a partner with First Round Capital.