Interesting article about ex-Google employees in the San Fransisco Gate. This particular part stuck out at me. May be its just a disgruntled former Google employee, may be there is something more:
“Whitted, who helped design several generations of Google’s servers, said the company was increasingly bogged down by its size. Conservatism was creeping in… ‘Instead of inspiration-based design, it became fear-based design,’ Whitted said.”
Its no secret, on the internet things change fast. Leaders come and go. A new leader may be on its way; and I don’t think it will come from Microsoft.