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microsoft and google

Still catching up on some of yesterday's articles that I left open for reading later (does it show?). From the New York Times comes the shocking (shocking I tellsya!) revelation that Microsoft is taking on Google. Seriously though, quote:

"We took an approach that I now realize was wrong,'' [Bill Gates] said of his company's earlier decision to ignore the search market. But, he added pointedly, "we will catch them.'"
"We will catch them." Simple and to the point, don't you think? The comparisons with Netscape are the order of the day of course. Yahoo! gets a short mention (less than what it deserves IMO, after all, they are probably the one company aside from MS that has the technology reach and depth in the area to be a big factor, as they are in fact today--AOL doesn't quite have the tech know-how to make the list, even if they have the millions of users. Still, there's a few other interesting tidbits of information in the article that make it worth reading.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on February 2 2004 at 12:21 AM

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