Is it just me, or is this starting to sound a little like the FastCompany debate last week? I thought Danny did a good job defending Google there, and I think he does a good job defending them (or refuting Microsoftâ€™s points) this time, too. See also The New York Times and Techmeme.
In other news, the blogosphere is abuzz with Google phone rumors. C|net and SEL reference Simeon Simeonov, who references an Engadget post from January for a leaked photo of the â€œGoogle Switchâ€ phone. Looks a bit like the iPhone (unsurprisingly). Lots of specs (both specifications and speculations) all â€˜round.
Finally, Google execs keep their $1 salaries, preferring instead to live off millions from stock. Go figure. SEL does give an interesting analysis of the incomes of several top search execs at Yahoo and Google (and I canâ€™t go a paragraph without linking to them).