It’s always nice to see Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer actually sitting on a chair, as opposed to throwing one.
In this video, he chats with TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington about a host of Microsoft initiatives. Mid-way through, he discusses search…
…the UI, the approach, the algorithms have changed less in the last five years, then more … so I think if you look out the next 10 years we’re going to see more innovation in search. And, of course, that’ll be best served by good competition in the market and, y’know, at this stage, hopefully with the government approval of our deal with Yahoo, the good competition better come from us. Otherwise I don’t think we’ll see some of that innovation.
It’s interesting to note that Ballmer rarely refers to Google by name in an interview. In this case, he talks about the "incumbent."
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