"Microsoft and Google have swapped places."

-- Gordon Kelly, Forbes Magazine

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Fri, Feb 20th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Since being led by Satya Nadella, Forbes opines that Microsoft has become a "progressive, open, web services company." In other words, they are now the new Google. The search giant, on the other end, is hanging on dearly to a variety of projects that are either poorly maintained, too old or that just under-deliver. Google has become stagnant, much like Microsoft was when it had dominance of the personal computer.

So where is Google’s attention? Apparently moonshot projects. The company shouts excitedly about self driving cars, Internet delivering hot air balloons, revolutionary contact lenses, virtual reality cardboard headsets and glasses, modular smartphones and the painfully slow lottery-style roll out of its ‘Google Fibre’ gigabit broadband initiative.

How many of these improve its current market situation? None. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

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