Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Microsoft raises forecast of R&D spending by $1.3 billion
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Microsoft is under pressure to show investors it can
> | compete with Google and Yahoo in the Internet search
> | business.
This story is also bogus and has been corrected.
Corrected: Microsoft CEO forecasts $7.5 bln R&D spend in 2007
Wednesday October 18, 2:35 pm ET
(Corrects paragraphs 1 and 4 to show that the $7.5 billion forecast is
a NEW forecast for the current (2007) fiscal year, NOT a revision of a
previous forecast, and to add a comparison with the prior (2006) fiscal
year to June 30, when spending was $6.6 billion. Removes reference in
paragraph 4 to a forecast in May of $6.2 billion, which was a forecast
for the 2006 fiscal year, not for fiscal year 2007.)
> More proof that the company plays catch-up. Many of its competitors
> get better value from Linux and Open Source technology (e.g.
> Oracle, Google, Sony).
Here we go again with the "proof" BS. This is "proof" of what exactly?
Do you have any idea what the term "proof" even means?