Attack - Counter-Attack
You know, it's getting really tiring listening to these two behemoths slagging each other off all the damned time. Guys, the vast majority of us who have been around for a while are going to make up our own damned minds whether vendor lock-in or being dependent on several points of failure for access to our data is a good idea and we really don't need leading (and are experienced enough not to be led) around by the nose by your shallow rhetoric so just STFU, code and let the market be the ultimate judge, would you?
There's good fellows. I know people with chief in their title have nothing better to do in today's hierarchy of incompetence but this really is getting old now. All you're really doing is bleeding credibility every time you open your mouths as you really don't understand each other at all - and it shows.
Microsoft has always felt the need to dominate, by fair means or foul, any market sector it ventures into, locking people into their technologies wherever possible. Google has, from the start, needed to control information everywhere, using access to it and their own creations to barter for more. Neither of you understand the other's motivations. Both of you are morally bankrupt, having business models based ultimately on gaining absolute control of other people's property so that, once snared, people have no choice but to deal with you. You are both so similar that understanding of the other eludes you as you are both playing the same game with different score cards.