Google press day, Ballmer's formula, BitTorrent, E3 and more...

Summary:This week on The Dan & David Show, we cover the latest coming out of the Googleplex and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's plan to thrive within the advertising business model, now dominated by Google and Yahoo. He cited Microsoft's legendary "tenacity, persistence, patience and willingness to stay after it" and said that his company will rely upon its "usual innovation and patience, which distinguishes us from many other tech companies.

This week on The Dan & David Show, we cover the latest coming out of the Googleplex and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's plan to thrive within the advertising business model, now dominated by Google and Yahoo. He cited Microsoft's legendary "tenacity, persistence, patience and willingness to stay after it" and said that his company will rely upon its "usual innovation and patience, which distinguishes us from many other tech companies." The mega-billions to spend and 30 years of battlefield experience are helpful aids, but Yahoo chieftain Terry Semel doesn't think Microsoft has any chance of winning in the search/ad market.

We also chat about ICANN  now rejecting the .xxx suffix for adult Web site, Warner Brothers making TV shows and movies available on BitTorrent, with yet another DRM format, and how the ISO standards is endorsing both Open Document Format and Microsoft XML--so which is the standard? In addition, we cover the 'booth babe' phenomenon resurfacing at E3, Mashup Camp and the dumbing down of Americans.

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Topics: Browser

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