Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2008 23:19 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says Google's tools are no threat to SharePoint, and that Google Talk is hardly changing the world. Google really does not understand the special needs of businesses, as its model is based around consumer search, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told attendees at the 2008 SharePoint conference here March 3. On a related note, Ballmer will retire in nine years.
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RE: Comparing Apples and pears
by WereCatf on Tue 4th Mar 2008 12:54 UTC in reply to "Comparing Apples and pears"
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Its a bit like comparing apples to pears to say that by creating a consumer tool like Google Talk, Google does not understand businesses.

That's what struck me as quite an odd statement from Bill! ;) Google Talk is not a business app nor was it ever even meant to be, it's just a fun app for consumers. You know, those people any decent company would try to keep happy ;) So, it's just like Bill is trying to badmouth Google for pretty much anything possible, and ends up sounding somewhat bitter.

About Google Talk though...I tried it once and it was a neat toy, but I just didn't find any use for it. MSN Messenger just happens to have been around for so long that I don't even know anyone who doesn't use it, even my mom uses it even though she's pretty much totally computer-illiterate.

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