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'Bill Gates 2.0' interview focuses on the Microsoft founder after Microsoft, plus a few words about Apple and Jobs

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'Bill Gates 2.0' interview focuses on the Microsoft founder after Microsoft, plus a few words about Apple and Jobs
This week’s “60 minutes” program on CBS featured a detailed interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, focusing on the new role one of the world’s wealthiest people have assumed. Named “Gates 2.0” the interview by Charlie Rose stressed on the philanthropic work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its ambitious goals to eradicate diseases like polio and malaria affecting billions of people, mostly in underdeveloped nations.

But Gates also touched on Microsoft tablets, adamantly defending his company and the fact that it was the first one that made tablets long before the iPad. The Microsoft chairman however admitted that Apple was the first one to truly unleash tablets’ marketing potential.

The most interesting part of the interview for techies comes when he elaborates on former rival Steve Jobs. The two have had a rocky relationship in the tech industry, but despite the few harsh words we’ve heard from Jobs in regards to Gates, the Microsoft executive spoke about the two remaining on friendly grounds. Gates has paid Jobs a visit after he got ill and the topics of their conversations were not just about technology (they did discuss Jobs’ dream yacht that he never got to sail on), but also about family.

As a take-out, it’s telling to see how two of the industry’s giants have overcome their differences and despite the fierce rivalry remained in a friendly disposition to each other. Take a look at the interview right below.

source: AllThingsD



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posted on 13 May 2013, 05:14 3

1. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Gates popularized PCs, Jobs popularized touchscreen phones, now Google is using the popularity of both and gradually combining them into one OS that will gradually replace both.

posted on 13 May 2013, 05:24 5

2. fsnas (Posts: 93; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


hmmf,
that's what she said!

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:03

4. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Exactly.

posted on 13 May 2013, 12:43

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yeah somewhat true :P

posted on 13 May 2013, 05:26 1

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What was Jobs wearing for the interview in the thumbnail?

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:19 13

5. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


What an amazing man Bill Gates is, he brought on one of the largest Technology revolutions and strives forward to get rid of disease and world problems with his charity and money.

posted on 13 May 2013, 06:36 1

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 2879; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Maybe he should bring Microsoft, Google and Apple together and hammer out a cross licensing agreement. So everyone could get back to their respective business of making great tech devices.

posted on 13 May 2013, 10:51 2

10. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 293; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


The only thing I can think of that would be harder than ridding the world of diseases would be ridding the greed of three fierce business competitors.

I think he's better off doing what he's doing.

posted on 13 May 2013, 08:15 2

7. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


illuminati

posted on 13 May 2013, 12:44

15. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Agenda 21 Global Depopulation

posted on 13 May 2013, 09:02 1

8. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


The title of this article does not make any sense, at all............

posted on 13 May 2013, 10:47

9. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 293; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Read it again. Makes perfect sense.

posted on 13 May 2013, 12:05

12. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


'Bill Gates 2.0' interview focuses on the Microsoft founder after Microsoft

Say it out lout, to yourself, without any pause.

Proper puncutation helps. It can also mean life or death--example: "Let's eat, Grandpa" vs "Let's eat Grandpa."

Trollololololol

posted on 13 May 2013, 12:18

13. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 293; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Tried your exercise and, again, made perfect sense. Sorry you're having such a hard time at it.

posted on 13 May 2013, 15:16

16. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


lmao then you don't understand proper punctuation and grammar.

posted on 13 May 2013, 17:25 1

17. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 293; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I understand it perfectly, I'm just not one who needs to see perfect punctuation and grammar to understand what people are trying to say. I guess reading comprehension is becoming a lost skill in the age or spellcheckers and auto-correct.

posted on 13 May 2013, 17:35

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10977; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good post man...very good post....

posted on 13 May 2013, 18:16

19. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Go f*ck yourself

PA Mod, I expect an email ;-)

posted on 13 May 2013, 11:38 2

11. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


I hope to be at least 1% of the man Bill Gates is in my life.

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:20

20. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


It's amazing to see how much respect the two had for eachother, dispite there differences. Bill is a good man, and I wish him the best.

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