Microsoft Wants To Take On Google

from the watch-out... dept

It was just a few days ago that we were saying that when you look at Google as a “knowledge operating system” you could see how they end up being competitive with Microsoft. Apparently, folks at Microsoft are beginning to realize that as well. Someone from MSN is being quoted in a Reuters story saying that they

see Google as something of a threat in terms of providing a great user experience. Of course, they’re just talking about from the consumer “portal” side of things (since, after all, the guy is from MSN), but eventually, they’re going to see Google as encroaching on a bigger part of their turf.

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Bill the Gates says:

User Experience? WTF?

“We believe that we can provide consumers with a better product and a better user experience.”

A better user experience? How does typing in a list of search keywords and getting back a list of URL links qualify as an “experience”?

I could imagine a user experience on something like or where you spend some time browsing around and comparing various things, but only a marketroid from Microsoft would call what you do on an “experience”.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: User Experience? WTF?

Answers and information are becoming cheaper. Questions are getting more important and users need help formulating them. I could see something like, but useful, as in:

user: I’d like to find out more about razor blades

Google: here are some sites, anything specific, metallurgy, machining, processes, market?


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