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This article was published on September 12, 2011

YC’s Graham: Apple is taking over the world, Microsoft hasn’t realized how bad things will get

YC’s Graham: Apple is taking over the world, Microsoft hasn’t realized how bad things will get
Matthew Panzarino
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Matthew Panzarino

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When asked at today’s Techcrunch Disrupt conference if they thought that there was an uptick in certain types of startups  Y-Combinator’s Paul Graham and Harjeet Taggar said that there was absolutely a big upswing in mobile applications being developed over web apps.

Graham also had some interesting things to say about Apple and tablets. He said that tablet apps are growing like crazy, as is the tablet market at large. When asked, he said that he meant that Apple specifically was dominating the tablet market.

“Apple is taking over the world. Microsoft has not realized how bad things are going to get for them. They think it’s bad now, just wait,” he said, adding that “It’s always frightening when one powerful group owns all of the clients. Maybe it won’t be as frightening under Tim Cook.”

Taggar went on to say that the mobile trend is becoming incredibly prevalent. So much so, he says, that the Simplenote team actually built the web tool as an afterthought to the mobile app and it looked just like the mobile version of their site.

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