Saturday, January 07, 2006
This week at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bill Gates was interviewed before his normal keynote speech. When asked if Google was Microsoft's biggest competitor, Gates denied it, instead claiming that IBM has more resources to challenge the software giant. While the media and the tech world focuses on Google and Apple, IBM continues to make advances, including development (with Toshiba and Sony) of the new Cell processor. Google is a rising star in the computer industry, but IBM has flourished for decades and shows no signs of stopping. Google may be Microsoft's biggest threat in the minds of the public, but apparently not in those at Microsoft.