Bill Gates Says “Google Earth is Fantastic!”

Bill Gates was interviewed by Charlie Rose in front of a Stanford University audience for TechNet yesterday (15-November). During the interview (more details at eweek) Bill Gates states (my emphasis):

“I’ve been told that Google is the company most like ours. That may be true. Well, we overlap in a lot of areas. We’re both software companies, so we’re competing on a lot of levels. They hire a lot of smart people, we hire a lot of smart people. Google Earth is fantastic; what they do is free and a huge benefit to all. They’re very good at knowing how to use high traffic at their sites and turning it into profit.”

My sentiments exactly! (via AllPoinstBlog)

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. deathcamel says:

    Nice. My grudge has never been against Bill Gates specifically, but against microsoft in general. I don’t think its all his fault that the standard OS in the world is CRAP. That’s why I’m waiting for Google OS.

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