We don’t compete with Google. We don’t do anything Google does. We just think they took our stuff and that was wrong. That’s a completely separate issue … I think what they did was — was– absolutely evil.Here’s a link to the entire interview: Meanwhile, Microsoft’s (MSFT) co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates also took at swipe at Google over one of its projects to increase Internet connectivity in the developing world by floating broadband transmitters on balloons. In a recent interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Gates said:
When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you. When a kid gets diarrhea, no, there’s no website that relieves that. Certainly I’m a huge believer in the digital revolution. And connecting up primary-health-care centers, connecting up schools, those are good things. But no, those are not, for the really low-income countries, unless you directly say we’re going to do something about malaria.