Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bill Joy on Going Green, Google, Apple, and Microsoft

Excerpt from a BusinessWeek interview with Bill Joy (who, noted in the intro to the interview,  has "sold off most of his [Google] shares 'for diversification'")

If you were in Steve Ballmer's shoes, how would you challenge Google in online ads?
It seems like a pretty daunting task. When I was at Sun, we competed with Microsoft—and not always successfully. Maybe Ballmer now knows how we felt. Google has a very strong position, and it's hired an enormous number of very smart people and is really committed to innovation. I think Microsoft has depended for a very long time on certain businesses that were essentially annuities, but it's going to have to create some really new things if it wants to capture the excitement again.

Bill Joy on Going Green, Google, Apple, and Microsoft

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