Mountain Lion threatens Facebook and Microsoft — Tech News and Analysis

Apple is the only company that can do this alone right now. To create a cloud OS that’s relevant, you need to hit a few critical tipping points:
  • Hundreds of millions of active users at several access points (desktop and mobile)
  • Billions of pieces of personal information and content generated on your system
  • Control over your ecosystem to mandate these changes and force people to get on board en masse
Microsoft barely has a mobile installation base and barely any network, but it does have access to hundreds of millions of desktops.
Facebook may have nearly a billion users, but it is just a website/application at the mercy of the operating system.
But, together, the two form one of the only plausible challenges to Apple’s next move.

Mountain Lion threatens Facebook and Microsoft — Tech News and Analysis