Report: Ballmer disses on Apple
At a conference in New York, Microsoft CEO is asked about Apple's computer market share. He responds by summing up the difference between PCs and Macs.
What's the difference between aand a PC?
According to comments reportedly made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: $500 and a logo.
When asked about Apple's market share growth in computers, Ballmer reportedly responded with a barb to his competitor, according to TechFlash:
Apple gained about one point, but now I think the tide has really turned back the other direction.
The economy is helpful. Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment - same piece of hardware - paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be.
Although Apple had a 6 percent drop in retail sales in January, compared with year-ago figures,.
Ballmer, however, has also been known to throw cold water on his own company. When discussing Microsoft's ranking in online advertising and search, he's quick to note.