Steve Ballmer Dismisses Google Android


Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday dismissed the Android mobile operating system, saying he believed that building it was financially unsound for Google. […]

He questioned Google’s ability to make money with Android. “I don’t really understand their strategy. Maybe somebody else does. If I went to my shareholder meeting, my analyst meeting, and said, ‘Hey, we’ve just launched a new product that has no revenue model!’… I’m not sure that my investors would take that very well. But that’s kind of what Google’s telling their investors about Android,” he said.

Just like how Google’s search engine has no revenue model. And just like how, according to Ballmer, there was “no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.”

Thursday, 6 November 2008