It’s nice to set the bar high, but shouldn’t Microsoft keep statements and goals internal when it comes to beating Google? Neil Holloway, President of Microsoft Europe, Middle East, and Africa said “that in six months’ time we’ll be more relevant in the U.S. market place than Google.”
Does Microsoft learn anything from the past? A little while back they made a similar claim when launching their independent MSN search, and they now have 12% of the search market to Google’s 50%. I’m glad they have guts, but they’re starting to just look like they don’t have a clue in making claims that they can’t back up. Maybe they’ll back it up this time, but for some reason, I doubt it.
I’d rather see them say they know it’s a great challenge, and they think they have some things coming which will make them a larger factor in the search world. Saying they’ll be more relevant in 6 months…that just seems a little silly.