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July 28, 2008 11:31 AM
Posted by Brier Dudley
Today's column on Microsoft's growth and investments touches on differences between the Northwest and Northeast perspectives on the company's direction.
From the column on Microsoft's spending:
While everyone's cutting back, Microsoft keeps the spigot open, especially in its fight with Google over the rapidly evolving world of ad-supported online software and services.
A footnote: I mentioned in passing that enthusiasm for the potential of online ad businesses may cool with the economy. For more on that subject, check out this AdAge story.
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