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There are many great moments in the Wall Street Journal's retrospective about the changing of the guard at Microsoft, which describes how former CEO Bill Gates fought with -- and, in classic Gates fashion, sarcastically undermined -- new CEO and friend Steve Ballmer in front of the troops. But one of the things that jumped…

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Let's file this one under the heading "Unintentional hilarity": According to Microsoft supremo Bill Gates -- speaking at the All Things D conference in Carlsbad, Calif. -- he and Steve Ballmer hate monopolies and really try to avoid them. As I said to John Paczkowski of All Things D when he sent me an email…

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Some kind words from the gazillionaire Microsoft founder about where he sees the printed word going in the future. clipped from blog.seattlepi.nwsource.comI have a lot of friends in the newspaper industry, and of course, this is a tough, wrenching change for them, because the number of people who actually buy, subscribe to the newspaper and…

Bill Gates, TV pirate

by Mathew on June 22, 2006

Sometimes it pays to read all the way to the end of an interview. In a recent chat (subscription required) between Microsoft co-founder, chairman and gazillionaire William Henry Gates III and the Wall Street Journal's tech guy Walt Mossberg, the discussion turned to the phenomenon of "social networking" and sites like video-sharing service YouTube.com. At…
"Gates leaving Microsoft" makes for a nice headline, and plenty of speculation and commentary over at techmeme, but it doesn't really bear any relationship to reality. For one thing, Bill isn't leaving his "day-to-day role" (whatever that really is) for another two years or so, and in any case he will likely remain chairman of…

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