It was just a few weeks ago that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was downplaying Facebook’s originality and value—but now he’s bowing to a ‘higher power.’
He told WebWatch that:
In world search and advertising, Google is the leader, we’re an aspirant. We have a lot of work to do in search and advertising.
Of course, this does come a long time (okay, two weeks) after the New York Times slammed Microsoft only to highlight how far they have to go to catch up to Google in the online advertising arena.