Bill Gates seems to feel that Google doesn’t get it when it comes to the needs of business. Slamming Google Apps, the once head of the Microsoft empire stated that:

“In terms of Google, not to overstate it, but they really don’t understand the special needs of business. Today, their economic model is based on consumer search. They have done an incredible job there and obviously we’re investing in challenging them in that space …

“If you’ve seen … the Google tools that have tried to do productivity type things, they really don’t have the richness the responsiveness. You can see that relative [to] the success they have had there. Most of these Google products, to be frank, the day they announce them is their best day and then after that ….”

He also stated that whether Microsoft gets Yahoo! or not, it is ready to challenge the search field on the Internet. Interesting points. But will Microsoft really be able to challenge Google? Time will tell.

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