- The World According to Ballmer ( Make me laugh some more Steve )
By way of Business Week
Microsoft's CEO was in feisty form at a recent talk hosted by Stanford University. Here are some of the highlights:
Speaking to a packed auditorium at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., on May 12, Ballmer trumpeted the ripe opportunities around Microsoft's sprawling business and questioned the ability of Google to maintain its edge. Clearly alluding to Microsoft's key Internet search rival, Ballmer said: "The hottest company right now -- the one nobody thinks can do any wrong -- may just be a one-hit wonder."
The booming search market, in which Microsoft recently unveiled technology meant to better compete with Google and Yahoo! (YHOO ), was also singled out by Ballmer. The way people search and organize information, he predicted, will be vastly different five years from now. "We've only scratched the surface," he says.
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