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Ballmer: Microsoft is still trouncing Google and Apple in its core businesses [video]

In a new interview with CNET, Steve Ballmer talks about competing with Google and Apple, what's up with the Courier tablet, and more.

In a new interview with CNET editors Molly Wood and Ina Fried, Steve Ballmer talks about competing with Google and Apple, the potential of the Zune, and what's up with that Courier tablet.

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4 comments
Avn
Avn

Mr Ballmer: the correct proverb is "the proof of the pudding is in the eating"

robert.menke
robert.menke

Balmer is such a tool when talking about competitors. His response is always to put down a competing product even when it's clearly the market leader. Why would anyone believe a thing he says?

brianmcmurdie
brianmcmurdie

Google and Apple are not the market leaders in office apps and PCs respectively. Most of the measures you use to try and put them above Microsoft are nice, but they can't sell it. Apple tries to sell it's aversion to viruses and no one's buying it - seriously. And Google tries to sell online apps for free and still people aren't buying. They don't seem to be good enough. Microsoft has done an excellent job of identifying what's good enough, putting it out for an acceptable price (I'm willing to disagree with MS on price, though.) and they've obviously dominated *in those areas.* I think Steve Ballmer deserves to brag because his "pudding" apparently tastes better. You have to admit, he does seem humbled by his meager market share in the search and mobile entertainment (iPod) markets.

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