Monday, June 18, 2007

Google Vs Microsoft

Here’s an interesting 2-part article on Google vs Microsoft and the battle for the web platform.
Part 1
Part 2
It’s a very informative piece that gives some history on IBM vs MS and how MS are the new IBM when competing with the new agile Google.
One things for sure, MS have a lot of catching up to do with the Live platform and the article quite rightly takes aim at the poor branding Microsoft have had. Still, the investments MS are making in technologies such as Silverlight & AJAX will keep things interesting but the web is about finding information, and until Microsoft’s Live search actually starts returning relevant results like Google does, it will always be on the back foot..

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