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[News] [Rival] [Humour] How Microsoft's Greed Hurts Its Web Services

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] [Humour] How Microsoft's Greed Hurts Its Web Services
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 23:03:20 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
What If Gmail Had Been Designed by Microsoft?

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| Today I want to ponder the question: what if Microsoft, not Google, had 
| created Gmail? What would be the differences in that web mail client for 
| users today? What if we apply some of the same design rules that brought us 
| Hotmail, for instance?   



Microsoft Windows Live VP to resign

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| Blake Irving, a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's Windows
| Live Platform group, is resigning his post, according to sources
| close to the company.


Microsoft Search Leader To Leave Company

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| The Microsoft Corp. vice president who led the company's push into
| Internet search is leaving the software giant as the effort he
| helped launch loses ground against lead competitor Google Inc.


Yet another Microsoft search exec calls it quits

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| In March, Blake Irving, the Corporate VP in charge of the Windows
| Live platform, announced his plans to leave Microsoft, effective
| this summer. Payne announced his resignation from Microsoft shortly
| after Irving made his announcement.


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| Lucovsky said Ballmer threw a chair across the room and shouted:
| "Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury
| that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to
| fucking kill Google."


Ouch: Goodbye Microsoft; Hello, Google

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| Google continues to poach from Microsoft -- that's not really news.
| But it's relatively rare to see Microsoft employees using their
| Microsoft-sponsored TechNet blog space to diss Microsoft on the way
| out the door.


Why Yahoo! Can't Fix Microsoft

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| So why wouldn't buying Yahoo! help Microsoft? For starters, Microsoft
| is too slow and too cautious to keep up. While Microsoft howled after
| Google snapped up online advertising specialist DoubleClick last month
| for $3.1 billion, that's just the latest opportunity Microsoft has
| missed. In 2005, Google beat out Microsoft to buy a stake in AOL.
| And while Microsoft carped after the DoubleClick deal, Yahoo! rolled
| up its sleeves and snapped up the 80% of Right Media it didn't
| already own.


Microsoft Still Needs Help Understanding Search

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| When a company resorts to bribery not once, but twice in an effort
| to get customers to try their product, you have to consider that
| maybe there's something wrong with the product itself.


Microsoft's Futile Attempt at Search Engines

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| An article in Seattle-Post Intelligencer displays a graph showing the
| growth and number of queries of Google and Microsoft, as well as Yahoo.
| The most apparent conclusion that can be drawn from this picture is
| that Microsoft can not start a battle with Google until it defeats
| Yahoo first. Bill Gates? company trails Yahoo by nearly a billion
| queries. Yahoo has also shown growth over the past couple of years,
| while MSN/Live search has stagnated and floundered under 700 million
| queries.
| Microsoft's inability to gain a significant market share, despite a
| growth in the market of over 3 billion queries in the past two years,
| just typifies how the company has shown little inability to shoo
| away the gnat that has become a real nuisance in Google. 


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