FORTUNE -- "I'm no Apple fanboy," says venture capitalist Roger McNamee before ripping into Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Twitter, Samsung and -- to a lesser extent -- Apple (AAPL) in a 21-minute interview with Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton that's one for the quote book.
A few choice sound bites:
The video: Big Tech isn't trying to innovate. It's a nice bookend to the Eric Schmidt interview Bloomberg posted overnight in which Google's chairman declared that the war with Apple for dominance of the mobile Web was over, and Android had won.
How many grilled cheese sandwiches will it take to pay off Sequoia Capital's investment in The Melt, a restaurant-tech startup?
FORTUNE -- Jonathan Kaplan, creator of the Flip video camera, is making the media rounds talking up his new venture: a chain of restaurants that serves nothing but grilled cheese sandwiches and soup.
Kaplan told Bloomberg Television last week that he is starting The Melt, with somewhere between $10 million and $20 MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 22, 2011 12:46 PM ET
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"If you invent frequently and are willing to fail, then you never get to that point where you really need to bet the whole company." - Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO (GeekWire)
* Bloomberg reports that Skype fired several high-ranking executives -- including vice presidents David Gurle, Christopher Dean, Russ Shaw, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 20, 2011 6:30 AM ET
Bloomberg Television is still stuck in Siberia in the Comcast channel lineup, and it's right to ask the FCC to step in.
FORTUNE -- One of the main worries surrounding Comcast's (CMCSA) merger with NBC Universal was that Comcast would use its cable platform to favor its own programming at the expense of competitors. From the beginning, the financial news organization Bloomberg has issued perhaps the loudest complaints about the situation. MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 15, 2011 11:11 AM ET
After five years of false starts, word is leaking out that Microsoft is giving up on its much-maligned portable music player.
By Mark Horowitz, contributor
I gave you the best years of my life, and this is how you repay me, by breaking up? And I had to read about it online. You didn't even have the decency to Skype.
But who am I kidding, Zune, I'll always forgive you, because I MOREMar 18, 2011 5:43 PM ET
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