On the eve of Microsoft's annual employee meeting Tuesday at Safeco Field, CEO Steve Ballmer sat down to talk about the coming phone war, how Microsoft plans to take more share from Google and how often he checks his Facebook page.
Ballmer on Schmid's comment over Bing as strong competition.
He's right! Yeah, and he still has to compete with Apple and Facebook. Welcome to our world, man. It's a competitive world out there. We're competing, other guys are going to compete with them. We have good competitors. Apple is a good competitor, Google is a good competitor, Oracle is a good competitor, VMware is a good competitor. We partner with Facebook, but we also compete in some dimensions with them. Hey, it's OK, just get out there and work. ... We're his best competitor, and we're a very good competitor and we're going to do a very good job.
An interview with Steve Ballmer that's worth a read.