posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 22:42 UTC
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has insisted that one day, the company's Google-battling Bing search engine will actually make money. "Search is going to be an ever-growing share of Microsoft's profits," the big man bellowed - literally bellowed - during a wide-ranging question and answer keynote this morning at the search-obsessed SMX West conference in Silicon Valley, "First, we've got to get to break even. And then we're got to get to profitability. And then we've got to grow share. That's how I do my math."