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Google: Ozzie Impressed, But Won't Imitate

Ray Ozzie told Wall Street this week that Google's success is forcing Microsoft to respond, and respond fast! But while Google rakes in billions from online advertising, Microsoft won't simply copy the Google plan and go 100 percent Web.

Instead, Microsoft plans to complement existing hard drive-based tools like Office with Web services, a model Ray calls "Software Plus Service."

If anybody else were driving this strategy, I'd be skeptical. But since Ray is about a billion times smarter than me, I think it might just work.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/01/2007 at 1:15 PM


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