…to forgive bovine. Or something like that. A tech executive apologizes for his remarks about Steve Jobs, Microsoft gets caught with its hand in the virtual cookie jar, and Samsung tries to correct a misapprehension…with mixed results. The remainders for Tuesday, February 1, 2011, would like to apologize in advance for any mistakes which might be contained herein.
Netgear CEO Patrick Lo apologizes via email for misspeaking
After knocking Steve Jobs for his ego and making veiled references to his health, Netgear CEO Patrick Lo sent out an e-mail to say he was sorry: “I sincerely apologize that what I said was interpreted this way, and I wish Steve only the very best.” To be fair, he’s the CEO of Netgear, so he’s not used to having reporters actually listen to him.
Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results
(Search Engine Land)
Turns out Microsoft has been “copying” Google’s search results, which the folks from Mountain View illustrated by creating “honeypot” pages—results for nonsense queries that linked to a single arbitrary page which soon showed up as Bing results for the same queries. Microsoft, for its part, hasn’t entirely denied the allegations, because, you know, it’s Microsoft.
Samsung insists misquoted, Galaxy Tab sales ‘quite smooth’
That report on Monday that quoted a Samsung executive as saying that sales of the Galaxy Tab to consumers were “quite small”? The company now says that it was due to a transcription mistake and that Lee Young-hee actually said sales were “quite smooth.” Well, I know I’m relieved to hear it. I’m sure Samsung’s customers are very hap—
Buyer’s Remorse: 16 Percent of Galaxy Tabs Are Returned
(All Things D)
Can I get a “wah wah”?