Microsoft's Plan To Beat Apple And Google - Technology News Story - WBAL Baltimore (click for full article) "NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Microsoft is staging a comeback -- and, unlikely as this sounds, it's one Apple and Google should be worried about. Microsoft's recipe relies on three key ingredients: Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. The secret sauce, which features a dash of Bing and SkyDrive, is still simmering. But Microsoft is nothing if not patient, and it thinks its trio of core consumer products will blend together in the next few years to form a major new ecosystem. Here's the big vision: Whether you're using your TV, PC, tablet, phone, or almost any other device that comes along, you'll be able to accomplish all the same tasks through all the same platform. The form factor will change, but the core experience won't. "People are starting to see the same look-and-feel across the three screens and the cloud," says Craig Beilinson, director of Microsoft's consumer marketing. "This is all going to get pretty blurry." It's a vision shared by Apple and Google, but their implementations are fundamentally different.