Head in the Clouds?: Google vs. Microsoft and the Rise of Webtop
What's the future of cloud computing? It depends on whom you ask – namely, Google or Microsoft. A recent article in the NY Times relates the growing “rumble” between the two tech giants over their differing views on the trajectory of computing. While Google's looking up to the sky, envisioning (and banking on) cloud computing as the future of almost all business and personal computing, Microsoft is much less optimistic about the functionality and appeal of web-based software, their business almost entirely built upon desktop applications.