First was the Wall St. Journal, which validated (as reported here yesterday) our pick that the media would cover competition between Google vs. Apple vs. Microsoft and EMC vs. H-P vs. Oracle
Now MarketWatch (also owned by the WSJ), which wrote, "H-P, Cisco face-off highlights rival CEOs' contrasting styles; New rivalry pits an operations maestro against a charismatic salesman."
According to MarketWatch's Benjamin Pimentel:
Except, in our opinion, for the battle between Google and Apple. Oh, and Google and everyone else.
"The rivalry (between H-P and Cisco) is emerging in a time of shifting battle lines in the corporate tech market. H-P and Cisco face other competitors, including IBM and Oracle Corp. /quotes/comstock/15*!orcl/quotes/nls/orcl (ORCL 25.44, -0.03, -0.12%) , which recently bought server giant Sun Microsystems.
"Still, the H-P-Cisco showdown has drawn most of the attention."