That’s quite a revelation. Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer declared Google winner and Microsoft a distant second. While attending the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, MS CEO has said that the software giant has a long way to go (before it sleeps and becomes fragile and makes millions fragile) before it competes with Google Incorporation in Internet search and advertising domains. His apparent novelty however has raised questions about his expertise to run the business productively.
Not only Google, Microsoft also is lagging behind Yahoo in Internet search and online advertising. Microsoft is also behind Chinese search engine Baidu.
It may want to reach the numero uno position, but Microsoft wants to remain its individually intact. Ballmer in the staged question-answer session told media persons, ‘we do not look alike at all.’ We first ridicule and then follow their model. Come on, that’s my take. Ballmer has stated that Microsoft does look different when it comes to verticals like shopping and user interface programs.
He said, “Our advertising system works.” What he didn’t tell you, Microsoft is pinning its hope on aQuantive, its market shattering $6bn ad network acquisition.