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Re: More "innovation" from Microsoft

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____/ nessuno on Thursday 25 June 2009 09:25 : \____

> <Quote>
> There’s no question Bing feels like Kayak. When Microsoft showed us
> the search engine under embargo, this reporter’s first comment upon
> seeing the travel page demo’d was “This looks like Kayak.” Our Bing
> review described its interface as “uncomfortably close to Kayak’s,” an
> observation that others made as well.
> </Quote>
> http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/06/kayak-bing/
> How do you find time for innovation when you're so busy threatening
> companies with nonexistent patents, handing cash under the table to
> finance anti-Linux suits, bribing Congressmen and EU parliament
> members, corrupting standards bodies, managing armies of trolls on
> newsgroups, bribing third-world governments to cut off OLPC, inventing
> new "Get the Lies" campaigns, paying people to use Bing, fixing
> security holes in your swiss-cheese OS, copying features from OS/X and
> iPhone, strong-arming OEMs not to install Linux, etc etc?  No wonder
> other companies (Apple, Google, ...) run circles around MS in real
> innovation---they have a lot less distracting them.

Microsoft was never about engineering. It still isn't.

- From the news:

Ballmer at Cannes: 'Advertising. Advertising. Advertising' <
> Some people do development, this guy is obsessed with brainwash. His wife is
from Waggener, so...

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