Former exec Scott Forstall finally revealed how Apple became interested in touch-based tablets and later smartphones in the first place, and it has to do with an unnamed Microsoft exec.
As promised, we followed the session closely, and we’ve picked out a few of Bill Gate’s top answers, and have highlighted the aspects which we’ve found most interesting.
Microsoft is looking to assist Reed College in establishing its new computer science program sometime this year. Reed College began raising money to develop a modest computer science degree program for students that would include hiring two full-time faculty members to mentor the 110 current students enrolled in computer sciences courses. Upon hearing the news, […]
CNBC has compiled its annual CNBC First 25 list, profiling the people deemed to have had the most impact on business and finance. Despite having left the helm of Microsoft some time ago, Bill Gates still ranks very highly, although he is beaten into second place by none other than Steve Jobs. Described by CNBC […]
In a recent interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates spoke about his plans to help heal the world. On top of that, Gates spoke about his old friend and biggest rival Steve Jobs.
One of the original Apple-1 computers — that’s right, the wood-encased PCs that Steve Jobs and Wozniak built in the garage all those years ago — is going up for auction at Christie’s in London. There were only about 200 sold back in 1976 (for $666.66, of course) and only a few still left around today, but this one’s going up on the auction block. And it’s got all of the original materials included, apparently, including the original manual (with that old Apple Computer Co. logo) and a letter from Steve Jobs himself, answering questions about which keyboards and monitors to use with the PC…
Steve Jobs has apparently weighed into the debate over Apple’s decision to deprecate Java on the Mac, and his terse explanation was promptly deprecated by Java founder James Gosling.
According to MacRumors.com, a concerned Java developer emailed the Apple cult leader on Thursday to ask about Apple’s plans for the platform, and as he’s been known to do from time to time, Jobs responded…
In a surprise appearance during the company’s quarterly earnings call, Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs hailed the success of the iPhone and iPod while painting a bleak outlook for RIM’s Blackberry smartphones, Google’s fragmented Android smartphone platform, and the coming trickle of 7inch tablets.
“As most of you know,” Jobs said on Monday’s conference call, “I don’t usually participate in earnings calls since you’re all in such capable hands. But I couldn’t help dropping by for our first $20 billion quarter. I’d like to chat about a few things and stay for the Q and A.”