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@ D: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

dconference 239Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off the new Microsoft Surface product…essentially a computer on a desktop surface. We write about it last night here.
On Google: The market leader has momentum, no question. Search is the most stagnant area in terms of user interface, and there’s a lot of work to do. We’re doing that. We will continue to invest to break through in the category.
Advertising, and buying aQuantive: Media and entertainment will be the most industries because of technology. Most of these experiences wold be ad funded. We’re number 3 players in the online ad market and we’re working very very hard with commitment and enthusiasm. At this point, a disproportionate amount of value sites in the ad platform, rather than users and publishers. We will try to shift the model in interesting ways.
Zune: We’re committed to it…we have a lineup Christmas which will be more exciting.
Cellphone: We will not make a cellphone…it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
All the pics from D on the Flickr stream here.

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