March 17th, 2006


Microsoft VS. Google:

- итоги последнего этапа гонки на полях eCommerce в диалогах первых лиц:

                  Microsoft's Internet ad revenue rose 16 percent to $1.39 billion in its past fiscal year while Google's jumped 92 percent to $6.14 billion.

    But he [Eric Schmidt] did say he saw Microsoft and not Yahoo as the long-term primary competitor, because of its money in the bank and history.

    ... he also noted that the company's image also gives it a certain aura within the technology industry. "The mystique works in our benefit," he said. "It's an engineering recruitment tool." (Source:

    Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said the world's largest software maker needs more than new search advertising products to crack Google Inc.'s hold on customers... (Source:

Впрочем, еще не так давно - где-то с пол-года тому назад - они помнится был случай обсуждали меж собой ту же тему в несколько иной тональности:


Сомнения в юридической корректности Google's cached pages

отклонил 10 марта федеральный суд одного из округов шт. Пенсильвания:
    In a 20-page decision handed down last Friday, March 10, Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed the lawsuit, saying the plaintiff failed to state a claim on which relief could be granted.

    At issue in this case was the legality of Google's practice of automatically storing a copy of Web pages it indexes, a practice known as caching. It lets Google offer in its search results not only links to live Web pages but also to archived snapshots of those pages kept by Google.
    Source: "Judge Validates Legality of Google's Caching Practice.
    Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service. March 17, 2006. PCWorld