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Re: [newtech-1] Chrome's market share

From: user 4.
Sent on: Monday, September 8, 2008 11:23 AM
It is not a matter of Google putting Microsoft out of business. The issue here is that Google and Microsoft overlap in the products they offer and therefore big parts of their revenue streams are interlocked within the same market. Much like Netscape was a big threat to Microsoft in the past, and the giant focused a lot of its resources to battle it, Google has emerged to be a threat today. They are gaining market share and brand recognition by continually delivering innovation and dominating web space. Something Microsoft is now aggressively striving to counteract with the hire of Ray Ozzie, Microsoft Live suite, and their efforts to create online office suite. If Google becomes a clear victor online, and keeps gaining market share, this alone poses a viable threat to Microsofts profits, and who is to say that they will stop there? They could enter the OS market in the future and become a more direct threat. Microsoft certainly has the upper hand today, but it needs to keep innovating to maintain it (or start innovating depending on how you want to look at it :)
 

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:59 AM, Baba <[address removed]> wrote:
Why should Google develop any position to threaten MSFT. How bout think that both can coexist and deliver shareholder value.
I just don't get this notion that somehow one has to conquer and destroy another to sustain their business objectives. I would guess that for all that Google is doing or will be doing it is definitely not making a Operating System, and the notion that somehow people will buy a computer without an OS or someone will install a Linux OS and install all the browser based applications for the Lowest Common Denominator ( the folks who don't know how turn on a machine at times) is wishful thinking. Maybe it will happen to 10% of so of the worldwide computers that will get deployed in the next 3 years.
So despite Firefox being available for ages or Linux being available to be deployed etc people have not transitioned into these platforms and they don't have a clue how to do such things.
What Google does maybe something MSFT spends time analyzing but I doubt that they are thinking of how to compete with a Google more likely they are seeing how they can continue to build their OS offering despite all the crap they have subjected the masses to through the varius snafus.
When I look at MSFt I do reallythink most of us are Massochistic as we tolerate the pain inflicted and keep going back for more... Google has money to sustain itself...

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