It is clear that Microsoft will lose this generation for gaming systems (at least from the standpoint of Hardware units sold) but it also looks like they will lose the search engine war before it even really begins.
Incase you have been living under a rock recently, Microsoft just launched "Bing" its new search engine which is a significantly better search engine than Windows Live. It has been said that Bing is almost as good as google. I thought it would be tough to get people to switch from Google to Bing when the products were similar, but Google just upped the competition by announcing "Caffine", their new search engine architecture.
I couldn't see Bing successfully dethrowning Google before, but with "Caffine" which is significantly better than Google previous engine, Microsoft has no chance.
Anyone disagree and think Microsoft will prevail? Cough cough Zune... cough
^Guy pissing on Microsoft Sign