Ballmer: it’ll take a while to catch up with Google

by admin September 26, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Steve Ballmer has admitted that Microsoft faces an uphill task to catch up with search leader Google – but claims his company is the only one that can do it.

Addressing the Microsoft Venture Capitalist Summit in Silicon Valley, Ballmer admitted that “it’s going to take us a while” to catch up with Google, before claiming his company was “unique” in its ability to compete with the search leader.

And the Microsoft chief said there would be no let up in the company’s investment in search. “If you take a look at portal, you take a look at communications, those are strong markets for us, they’re strong for Yahoo, they’re strong for other players across the world, but Google is a force in search,” Ballmer said.

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