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They did not sign in blood, Google's top brass pledge an oath of service to their company

One traditional problem area for big companies is the issue of executive turnover.  A shining example of this is Yahoo, who over the Summer had to install a new CEO, Jerry Yang, and now faces buyout and the resignation of its chairman, Terry Semel

Competitor Google is aware of this potential pitfall, and its top executives are determined to do everything in their power to run a steady ship.  In an interview with Fortune magazine, which is set to run February 4,


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RE: GOOG
By retrospooty on 2/2/2008 2:27:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... MS is also really good at putting out a fairly cruddy product rev 1, and over several years and several version make a really useable dominant product. Look at Windows 3.1 to XP/Vista. Look at MS-Office, IE, or Win Mobile. All started out crap, and now all dominate their markets. MS can do anything given time.


RE: GOOG
By HrilL on 2/2/2008 8:26:45 PM , Rating: 2
While I do agree with you mostly. Windows 3.1 is what made windows, windows. It was so much better then anything that was offered at the time. And as for Vista it is still crap and needs a lot of work. MS has been pushing unfinished products lately. Look at exchange server 2007. Public folders was something that hardly worked and when sp1 came it all added again. Now we wait for sp1 for vista and we'll see how much that fixes/adds to windows.


RE: GOOG
By Ringold on 2/2/2008 8:36:43 PM , Rating: 2
That's your opinion, of which you're entitled to, but I'd never go back to XP, and the market gobbled up 100 million copies of Vista within 11 months of release (not including the holiday season). Those that complain about Vista as "crap" tend to be a minority, but a vocal one. It's superior to XP, Linux for the desktop and Leopard (only because its not available for non-Apple systems) and that's all that particularly matters when we're talking about corporate performance. It's selling, their other stuff is selling, and Microsoft posts good numbers.

I thought Crocs were crap too, if I'd looked at things the way you do I'd of missed a stock that sure ramped up a ton and a company that performed well.


RE: GOOG
By Clauzii on 2/2/2008 10:55:47 PM , Rating: 2
About leopard: Just do it the other way around with BootCamp ;)


RE: GOOG
By Ringold on 2/2/2008 8:29:41 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft also has as much revenue in a single quarter as Google has in an entire year; they've got the cash to see things through to completion.

MSFT; the company everyone loves to hate, but defiantly gives the world the finger and performs anyway.


RE: GOOG
By retrospooty on 2/3/2008 11:03:28 AM , Rating: 2
"Microsoft also has as much revenue in a single quarter as Google has in an entire year; they've got the cash to see things through to completion."

Yup, thats how they do it. They can afford to. If they set their goal to beat out Google, 10 years from now, it will happen.

for reference to this determination and market power, just ask Apple, Wordperfect, Lotus123 (whoever made them), Netscape and Palm.


"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997

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