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Google CEO: We Won't Repeat Microsoft's Mistakes

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Google (s GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt is on a bit of a Microsoft offensive. Earlier this week, while talking to press in Boston when Schmidt was asked to comment on a statement by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he said, “I’ve learned not to respond to quotes by Steve Ballmer.” Oh Snap!

“Hopefully we won’t repeat the same mistakes that Microsoft did 10 years ago that ultimately led to all these things that have been happening with them,” Schmidt zinged back today when FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto asked him about recent comparisons with Microsoft. I bet Bill Gates must have said the same about IBM (s IBM).

He also talked about Twitter and Facebook, the economy, the recession, and a whole bunch of other current events during his interview. Actually, this clip is worth watching, and Cavuto is rational in his questions. So if you have time, check it out.

Photo courtesy of Charles Haynes via Flickr.

18 Responses to “Google CEO: We Won't Repeat Microsoft's Mistakes”

  1. Hmmm… Eric Schmidt got his butt kicked by MSFT while he was at Sun, and he got his butt kicked by MSFT while he was at Novell. I wonder which mistakes he is referring to?