Is Schmidt or Ballmer Running Redmond?
Google often seems like its strategy is driven by what Microsoft is doing (a
mistake Novell and WordPerfect made years ago). Just as frequently Microsoft
makes plans, products and pronouncements based on Google's latest plans, products
Don't believe me? A week or so ago, Viacom
sued YouTube (owned by Google) for copyright infringement. Faster than you
can say "Ask
a Ninja," Microsoft struck
a deal with NBC and Fox to legitimately distribute video over MSN.
At nearly the same time Microsoft put one of its rising stars, Satya Nadella,
on the Google case. Nadella, who was driving
the fast-growing Dynamics ERP business, is now
in charge of Live Search and Microsoft's efforts to sell ad-subsidized software
Posted by Doug Barney on March 28, 2007 at 11:52 AM