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What A Microsoft Xamarin Buy Would Mean
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Thomas Claburn
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3/24/2014 | 7:11:11 PM
Re: Xamarin is awesome
Unfortunately, if Microsoft does acquire Xamarin, I suspect it will end up being made more useful for building Microsoft software than for building software on other platforms. 
Lorna Garey
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3/24/2014 | 12:10:48 PM
Reality-based Decision
This seems like a smart move for Microsoft that can only help Windows on mobile devices, and a benefit for developers. Hopefully it will also put pressure on Apple and Google to tolerate cross-platform compliation capabilities -- though I doubt anyone is holding their breath waiting for that to happen. Neither has Microsoft's incentive of being in a distant third place.


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