At Microsoft, it's back to business after EU ruling: "'It's [Internet searching is] probably the thing that I feel worst about over the last several years -- us not making the R & D investment ourselves up front, but rather outsourcing,' Ballmer said yesterday. 'It's funny, people sometimes say Microsoft wants to do it all. This is a case where we actually didn't do it all. Shoot, I wish we had done it all.'
Yesterday, Ballmer focused during the main portion of his speech on subjects including online advertising and the company's broad vision for the MSN business, which reached quarterly profitability for the first time last year based largely on the strength of its advertising revenue.
"If I might say so," he said, "I think we're on a real roll.""