Monday, July 30, 2007


Gates Goes Off On The Threat Of Google's Phone Software

Billy_gates Maybe it was Microsoft's annual revenue shooting past $50 billion (along with Google's quarterly slump), but something seems to have brought out the claws in company Chairman Bill Gates. When asked by the New York Times about the threat Google poses in terms of phone software, Gates said the following:

"How many products, of all the Google products that have been introduced, how many of them are profit-making products? They've introduced about 30 different products; they have one profit-making product. So you're now making a prediction without ever seeing the software that they're going to have the world's best phone and it's going to be free?"

Gates definitely has a point in terms of numbers, but I'm surprised to see him throwing rocks at Google so soon after Microsoft announced the $1+ billion hit its Entertainment and Devices Division is taking to stay afloat in the console war. I think Gate's comments make it pretty clear that people in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks...unless their Xbox 360 has ignited and they need to make a hasty exit.

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