Netgear CEO Patrick Lo has a rather strong opinion on how Apple handles their business strategies and believes the company will not be the same once Steve Jobs is out of the picture. Lo feels that Apple is successful only because they are the current leader in how the market works, and ultimately expects them to fall because of said strategies. Further, he sounds like a fan of Android’s ecosystem as he discusses the giant out of Cupertino.
Using the analogies we’ve heard before (Windows vs. Mac, VHS vs. Betamax) the CEO tells the Sydney Morning Herald that he has “seen this movie play several times.” As for how he thinks Jobs handles the Flash situation, it echoes sentiments previously expressed by members of the Android community.
“Steve Jobs wants to suffocate the distribution so even though he doesn’t own the content he could basically demand a ransom.”
Do you think Patrick Lo is right on the money here or not? Des it sound like he’s pulling for Android to ultimate upend the apple cart?