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On his blog, Marc Andreessen points to two newspaper extracts that show either Microsoft playing the media on the views of Facebook, or that the guy in charge, Steve Balmer, ain't really.

On his blog, Marc Andreessen points to two newspaper extracts that show either Microsoft playing the media on the views of Facebook, or that the guy in charge, Steve Balmer, ain’t really.

From the Times UK on Oct 2:

Steve Ballmer, the Microsoft chief executive, believes that the craze for individual social networks such as Facebook risks being exposed as a “fad”… [Ballmer] added that there was little in the way of technology to justify the lofted valuation attached to a site expected to achieve revenues of only $150 million this year.

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