Before flying to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to
"And furthermore, these 'O' glasses are too foggy. Harumph, harumph." accept his crown as Emperor of the New World Order announce an expansion of his foundation's vaccine program, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stopped by the offices of The New York Times and delivered a soft backhand to Google's cheek.
Mr. Gates declared himself unimpressed and a bit perplexed by Google's recent threat to drop its search business in China to protest Chinese censorship of search after attacks apparently intended to spy on Gmail accounts of human-rights activists. "They've done nothing and gotten a lot of credit for it," Mr. Gates said.One may or may not agree with the laws in China, he said, but nearly all countries have some controversial laws or policies, including the United States. "What point are they making?" Mr. Gates asked. "Now, if Google ever chooses to pull out of the United States, then I'd give them credit."Gates added he'd be even more impressed if Google just quit altogether and ceded the search market to Bing. Along with cash. Lots of cash.