Robert Scoble, a Microsoft employee, wonders why Google always gets the lion share of the blog press, whereas Microsoft gets none:
“I was just looking at all the blog writing about Googleâ€™s new announcement. Hey, what an awesome PR machine Google has. They donâ€™t talk to a single blogger and we all talk about them anyway. I think bloggers like the abuse! Anyway, Dare Obasanjo, who works for Microsoft just wrote his reactions and in the middle of all that wrote this line: â€œAs usual, the technology blogs are full of the Microsoft vs. Google double standard. Absolutely 100% true. Bloggers will hype up Google stuff over Microsoftâ€™s stuff almost everytime. Why?“
Good question, but I think the answers are pretty simple: Microsofts’ web offerings aren’t as good as Googles, Google still feels accessible, whereas Microsoft feels like a corporation, and Google gives something back – in the form of Adsense, and significant traffic volumes.
However, we look forward to Microsoft competing on all those fronts 🙂