Top 10 Tweets Of The Week

Top 10 Twitter Posts Of The Week
For the week ending May 9, CRN looks at the top Twitter post of the week. This week’s list includes industry executives weighing in on VCE, Apple’s rumored acquisition of Beats and a venture capitalist weighing in on the Net Neutrality debate.

10. So Long, Nokia. Hello, Apple
Ari Partinen (@Partinen), widely credited with outfitting Microsoft Nokia Lumia smartphones with some of the best camera technology, joins Apple and tweets a farewell to Nokia.

9. Perficient Makes Another Deal
Bill Davis (@BillDavisMktg), a managing director of marketing at solution provider Perficient, touted the company’s third deal of 2014 after the company acquired the IBM Smarter Commerce division of Trifecta Technologies.

8. Google Stackdriver Implications
Cameron Stokes (@clstokes), a technology architect for The Weather Channel, tweets about the potential implications of Google's acquisition this week of cloud monitoring service Stackdriver.

7. A Vote For Net Neutrality
Ryan Floyd (@RyanFloyd), a founder and partner for Partner Storm Ventures, an early-stage investor in enterprise startups, was one of 100 venture capitalists urging the FCC to defend the open Internet in the wake of a court ruling striking down Net Neutrality.

6. A Bad Strategic Move
PalPay (@PayPal) tweeted that Rakesh Agrawal, its director of strategy, was no longer with the company after a series of late-night tweets insulting colleagues.

5. A VCE Cisco Switch Moment
Andy Sholomon (@asholomon), principal technology consultant for VCE, touted Cisco's top-of-the-line 9396 switches running in a vBlock system at EMC World. This even as partners complain about bitter infighting between Cisco, and EMC reps putting VCE in a precarious position.

4. Mocking Pivotal's Independence
Andi Mann (@AndiMann), a vice president for products strategy and marketing in office of CTO for CA, mocked EMC claims that its Pivotal business operates independently from EMC.

3. Apple Moving To New Beats?

Venture Capitalist Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) weighed in on the rumor that Apple was poised to buy hip headphone/speaker maker Beats.

2. Microsoft CEO Offers Birthday Wishes For Dell
Satya Nadella (@satyanadella), the CEO of Microsoft, which made a $2 billion loan to the privately held Dell, wishes Dell CEO Michael Dell a congratulations on the 30th birthday of the founding of Dell.

1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Dell
Michael Dell (@MichaelDell), chairman and CEO of Dell, celebrated the 30th birthday of the company he founded at University of Texas in his Austin dormitory and built into a $60 billion power by blowing out the candles on a seven-tiered cake worthy of Cake Boss. Dell told Ingram Micro One event attendees this week that Dell's channel business saw a nearly 100 percent increase in the first quarter.