Ballmer's Competitive Streak :: AO: "McNamee: Do you view Google as a competitor today?
Ballmer: Sure. Google is a competitor for us in an aspect of what we do. I think Google has done a great job at what they do. I think Google is going to have a long and healthy future in front them. And I think the Google guys are going to love it. Seriously. The most fun thing to do is to be in a competition where you innovate a little bit, somebody else innovates a little bit. Google's pushing the pace. They've done great things in search, they should be applauded. That doesn't mean there's not plenty of opportunity for Microsoft, for Yahoo."