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Bill Gates says iPad users are frustrated because they don’t have Office

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Oh Bill, you are a funny one.

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Hilarious casting suggestions for upcoming Steve Jobs biopic [Photos]

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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With Ashton Kutcher all set to play Apple co-founder and icon Steve Jobs in an indie biopic, the clever folks over at Funny or Die thought it’d be funny to come up with some other casting ideas. Hugh Jackman as Woz? Sure, we’ll buy that. But then the listing takes an absurd turn into the [...]

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Bill Gates handles Steve Jobs’ insults in stride

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Steve Jobs was never one to pull any punches. Sugar coating his opinions simply wasn’t in his nature and it’s not terribly surprising to see Jobs take quite a few shots and some familiar targets in his biography. Steve Jobs was never a fan of Microsoft. Worse than copying the Mac with Windows, Microsoft was [...]

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Steve Jobs comes in third on list of engineering heroes

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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The lore of Steve Jobs has gotten so big that you probably wouldn’t be hard pressed to find people who think Jobs single handedly created both the iPod and the iPhone, maybe even while sleeping. Truth be told, Jobs is not and has never been a serious programmer and lacks any formal engineering training. Still, [...]

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Microsoft: Protecting the Windows monopoly at all costs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Microsoft’s tablet strategy remains in shambles. The HP Slate was essentially a bust on arrival, only to be followed up by the news that HP was abandoning Microsoft altogether in light of its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm and its heralded WebOS. So what’s Microsoft to do? It’s not working on an iOS style version [...]

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Steve Jobs worth $8.3 billion, ranked #110 on Forbes list of wealthiest individuals

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Forbes today released its annual ranking¬†of the world’s wealthiest individuals, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs comes in at #110 with an estimated net worth of approximately $8.3 billion. Last year Jobs’ net worth was valued at $5.5 billion. You know, just a year-over-year increase of $2.8 billion. No big thang. In March the Apple founder [...]

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No Apple products cross the “threshold” of the Gates household

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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During a recent interview with the New York Times Magazine (subscription required), Melinda Gates emphatically reitterated that no Apple products are allowed to enter into chez Gates. Poor kids. Do you own an iPod, which is made by Apple? No, I have a Zune. What if one of your children says, “Mom, I have to [...]

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When Bill Gates called Microsoft.com a “terrible website” and lambasted Windows usability

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Even the most ardent of Microsoft supporters can’t deny that ease of use has never been one of Microsoft’s strong suits.¬†Case in point – a email from Bill Gates circa 2003 where the Microsoft co-founder lambasts his team over a mind boggling and complex scavenger hunt resulting from Gates’ attempt to download Windows MovieMaker. The [...]

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Bill Gates on Apple, the iPad, and Steve Jobs – “We enjoyed sparring with each other”

Friday, June 4, 2010

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Bill Gates and his father recently sat down for an interview with CNN’s Larry King, where the trio touched upon a number of topics. When asked if he was jealous of Apple’s recent success, Gates responded: No, Apple got started about 3 years after Microsoft and they’ve had some huge ups and downs.. Microsoft wrote [...]

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Rumor: Steve Jobs to appear at All Things D Conference in June

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Valleywag is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has tentatively agreed to take the stage at this year’s All Things D Conference scheduled to take place later this June. An appearance at D would not only speak to Jobs’ continuing physical vitality but also his willingness to grapple with some of the thorny new controversies [...]

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Bill Gates on Steve Jobs circa 1998: “He knows he can’t win”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Back in 1998, Bill Gates was comfortably ruling Microsoft’s empire while Apple was bleeding cash and meekly attempting to stay in business. Now, 12 years later, Bill Gates is retired and Steve Jobs has masterfully transformed Apple into one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable tech companies in the world. While some of the [...]

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Remember those weird Microsoft ads with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates? Well, they were weird on purpose

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Back in September of 2008, Microsoft tried to hip up its image and combat Apple’s incessant PC bashing with a series of what were supposed to be comical ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld and former CEO Bill Gates. The ads were quirky but were also confusing, and ultimately failed to impress, prompting Microsoft to quickly axe [...]

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