Fallout from @vicgundotra's "#feb11 'Two turkeys do not make an Eagle'" Tweet

On the morning of February 9, Googe VP Vic Gundotra Tweeted "#feb11 'Two turkeys do not make an Eagle,'" exposing a rumored alliance between Nokia and Microsoft and in the process slamming both companies. Compiled below is Gundotra's original Tweet, a link to TechCrunch's analysis, and a sampling of the many responses the Tweet sparked.
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TechCrunch @TechCrunch
The Many Brilliant Layers Of Vic Gundotra's Nokia-Exposing, Microsoft-Bashing Tweet http://tcrn.ch/gkQR0M by @parislemon
Juan Rivera @KingSitoTheWise
@vicgundotra you shouldn't talk about dish network and google tv like that
Bill Johnson @JohnsonsPlace
@vicgundotra 2 turkeys may not make an Eagle, but 1 Google does make a vulture!
Shaun Sullivan @LiquidSullivan
Wow, @vicgundotra must have never heard the phrase, "Every turkey has its day" Actually I haven't either.
Ed Bott @edbott
A reminder to @vicgundotra: Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird of the United States
Jack Schofield @jackschofield
.@vicgundotra "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle". << Yes, you will have to do better than Buzz and Wave...
@barhoomio
@vicgundotra Fragmentation doesn't make an eagle either buddy
Mariano Amartino @amartino
hey @VicGundotra I use to enjoy your tweets... that was lame and unnecesary #feb11
Hisham Rana, MD @hrana
Funny but Symbian still destroys Android/iOS for work-not-play-related tasks. RT @vicgundotra: #feb11 "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle".
Rob Wade #Authentic @RobertCFP
Google's @vicgundotra needs to shut up and take a cue from Bose--the only way you get fired there is by trashing the competition.
Rob Wade #Authentic @RobertCFP
BTW, @vicgundotra, it's tough take talk of eagles & turkeys when it's coming from a DODO.
Kara Swisher @karaswisher
re: @vicgundotra tweet: #feb11 "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle". It could also apply to Google Buzz and Wave? ;)
Matthew Lenz @mmlenz
@vicgundotra wouldn't it be in Google's best interests to try to gain Nokia as an Android manufacturer? They make pretty nice hardware.
Zakaria @b_zakaria
former #nokia ceo:"using #android is like peeing in your pants for warmth" @vicgundotra:"2 turkeys do not make an eagle" http://goo.gl/RKTKQ
Sriram Krishnan @sriramk
If @vicgundotra's tweet refers to what ppl think it refers to, I think the tweet was in poor taste.
@lechsamgroup
@vicgundotra two turkeys may not make an Eagle but they could gobble up more market share and turn a nice profit @maryjofoley #Feb11
Manu Puri @NamasteNow
@vicgundotra What chutzpah and arrogance! For android I'd say in Hindi: Andhon mein kaana raja! Watch out for WP7!!
Phil @heresyprogram
@vicgundotra Feed two turkeys with cash long enough and they will come to resemble an eagle. A dangerous one.
sooperay💥🚀 @sooperay
And I really do like @vicgundotra snarky-ness regarding this news: "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle".
Dan Wasyluk @danosphere
Nokia burn! Reading the story behind it made it even sweeter :) http://j.mp/hw21kZ #l33t #awesome (sorta RT @vicgundotra)
Thomas Chai @tjunkie
Guess who are the turkeys? LOL RT @vicgundotra #feb11 "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle".
Jay Ong @jayong28
Did it occur to anyone that maybe @vicgundotra was just tweeting about bowling and golf?

Comment

Tim Acheson ✪ @timacheson 10/02/2011 15:12:10 WIB
Google's statement is rude, unnecessary, arrogant, condescending, obnoxious, unprofessional, and all that characterizes the Google these days. But reading between the lines, clearly he is worried. And rightly so. He's also bitter -- we know Google wante
Tim Acheson ✪ @timacheson 10/02/2011 15:13:13 WIB
He's also bitter -- we know Google wanted this same deal with Nokia. Yet again, Google fails to win a landmark contract and throws a tantrum.
Tim Acheson ✪ @timacheson 10/02/2011 15:13:46 WIB
This is how Google operates now. The corporation imitates instead of innovating, and wastes energy attacking their legitimate competitors: http://bit.ly/fpR6dh
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