April 02, 2003

Microsoft aims for Google

According to this Reuters article, Microsoft has decided to finally stop ignoring Google.

"We do view Google more and more as a competitor. We believe that we can provide consumers with a better product and a better user experience. That's something that we're actively looking at doing," Bob Visse, director of marketing for Microsoft's MSN Internet services division, said.
Visse said the company was making some significant investments in developing a better search engine. But the company has not offered specific plans.

Hmm. This will be interesting. It's always interesting when Microsoft decides to compete with you.

Hey, technically Microsoft is now a Yahoo customer, since they use Inktomi behind the scenes and Yahoo bought Inktomi. I wonder what this all means...

Posted by jzawodn at 01:35 PM

McNealy leaves the asylum

In a news.com article titled Sun execs boomerang back to old HQ we learn about the fact that Sun's execs have left their new Santa Clara campus and moved back to Menlo Park. No big deal. The entertaining part of the article is a few paragraphs into it.

Sun opened the Santa Clara campus in June 2000, after the Internet bubble had burst but before the resulting spending slowdown shrank the company's quarterly revenue by about 40 percent. The site, a former insane asylum, features a prominent clock tower that housed McNealy and other top executives.

That explains a lot, doesn't it?

Posted by jzawodn at 10:36 AM