Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly had some kind words for its long-time enemy Apple and its App Store. Will wonders never cease?
“Apple’s done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and commercialize their intellectual property,” Balmer reportedly said about the App Store last week at the University of Washington.
This is a remarkable turnaround for Ballmer, who has been less than kind regarding the iPhone (see video below). Some might say this is a move to ease relationships with Apple in order to unite against the common foe Google. A few weeks ago, the hot rumor was Bing would replace Google as the default search on the iPhone. But I think that’s kind of a stretch. It’s impossible to to not acknowledge the success the App Store has been over the last few years, even Ballmer knows that.