I think its fantastic that MS finally has some competition - since they've been so slow getting off their butts and always
playing catch up the last few years. Bing is off to a better start than anyone ever thought, and is slowly but surely gaining market share. To Goggle it's probably nothing more than a minor annoyance at this point.
One thing to keep in mind though, it's kind of like waking a sleeping giant. MS is sitting on tons of cash right now and $50 million dollars a day of free cash flow!
They're actually having a hard time trying to decide what to do with it. While everyone likes to rag on them they have the ability - especially
with an extremely rare AAA credit rating these days - to do just about ANYTHING
they want, when they want, to anyone they want - even
Sure will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the coming years. With a $260 BILLION
market cap I'm not selling my MS stock any time soon.
(Ya gotta love Google though - two guys starting out in a garage - just like Allen and Gates - how cool is THAT!)