Bloomberg: Microsoft to Name Satya Nadella as New CEO

According to Dina Bass at Bloomberg, her sources say Microsoft is preparing to name Satya Nadella as its new CEO next week. The same report says Microsoft’s board is also preparing to replace Bill Gates as Chairman with John Thompason. Satya Nadella has been employed at Microsoft since 1992 and currently serves as the vice […]

Bill Gates Still Talking Handwriting Recognition

On a recent appearance with Jimmy Fallon to promote his philanthropic work, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was asked about not only the philanthropic work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but also about his insights in to the tech world. Fallon asked Gates what his hunches were for the next big thing. Not surprisingly […]

Nerds: A Musical About Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Now in Philly

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A musical about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates? Who knew? Well, apparently the creators of Nerds, a musical about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and the culture that spawned them. It’s playing now at the Philadelphia Theatre Company and from what I’m reading in multiple reviews it seems to be a hit. Although one review […]

Bill Gates Talks About His Last Meeting With Steve Jobs

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In a recent interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes Bill Gates talks about his last conversation with Steve Jobs shortly before the Apple founder passed. During the emotional interview Gates recalls talking to Jobs about a wide range of topics. Gates and Jobs talked about the technology industry, with Steve Jobs commenting that despite […]

Microsoft’s Gates Claims Many iPad Users Are Frustrated

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According to Microsoft’s Bill Gates, many of the users who are trying to use the iPad, and tablets like it, are “frustrated.” The former CEO and current chairman of Microsoft laid out the company’s case for its current tablet strategy this morning with CNBC, according to Business Insider. After declaring that it would get harder […]

Bill Gates Explains Why Microsoft Made The Surface

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Bill Gates might be focusing most of his attention on charity work, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still asked about Microsoft’s latest maneuvers, including his thoughts on the Microsoft Surface. Gates answered questions about the Surface on Monday evening when he appeared on the Charlie Rose Show. According to Business Insider, Rose asked Gates if Apple had […]

Harvard Business Review: Idolize Bill Gates, Not Steve Jobs

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Since Steve Jobs’ passing there has been quite a bit of talk, coverage, reminiscing, reading, eulogizing, demonizing, pedestal constructing, and general chatter about the man, his life, and his accomplishments. Fueled not only by the one thing we’ll all eventually share with the man, death, it has also been fueled by that was released with […]

Why Siri is a Big Deal

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New to the iPhone 4S will be a software personal assistant named Siri. Simply by speaking a request in natural language, Siri will perform a task to the best of its ability. This is a big deal. If you don’t believe me, just ask Bill Gates.

Bill Gates DID NOT tell Steve Jobs about the iPad in 2007

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Gizmodo, I guess in need of attention, has horribly distorted the meaning of words spoken by Bill Gates and Steve Jobs at All Things Digital in 2007 on stage with Walt Mossberg with their headline, “Bill Gates Told Steve Jobs About the iPad in 2007.” Only problem is Gates was talking about the Tablet PC, […]

Bill Gates: voice + pen + keyboard = netbook?

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In an interview with a BNET blogger (via All Things Digital), Microsoft founder Bill Gates, when asked about the iPad, came out swinging in defense of his favored form factor. “You know, I’m a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real […]

Bill Gates Blogs How He Uses Office and OneNote on his Tablet PC

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How does the multi-billionaire master of Microsoft make use of Microsoft Office? Mr. Gates tells all in an entry on the Inside Office Online blog. Unsurprisingly, Outlook is his major productivity tool. A man in his position must constantly be in contact and be able to coordinate among groups. Along with that, he cites SharePoint […]

The History of Microsoft: 1975, BASIC, and Altair

Channel 9 is beginning a new series, going back in time and taking a look at the history of Microsoft. The first episode goes all the way back to 1975 and takes a look at BASIC, and the inside story of Bill Gates and Paul Allen getting it to run on an Altair.