Microsoft ready to battle Google's Web domination
Microsoft Corp. is making a "big bold bet" on Web services, which it sees as the most important technological development of the next decade, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Tuesday.
But the software company, whose online division is losing money while rivals like Google (Charts) Inc. thrive, has a unique vision of how these new services will evolve.
Microsoft believes Web services will work in tandem with PC-installed software, a vision that differs from that of "software as a service" advocates, such as Salesforce.com and Google, who expect services delivered over the Web to replace traditional software. Microsoft bets on Web services to battle Google - Nov. 14, 2006
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