The co-founder of Microsoft joined the chorus of voices speaking positively to Apple today. Bill Gates' relatiship with Apple dates back to the dawn of society, and he and Steve Jobs were the best of enemies.
Now that he is a philanthropist rather than the CEO of Microsoft, he can talk openly about a former rival. 19659003] Today, Gates told CNBC: "Large technology companies are currently in a very strg earnings positi, but Apple has the most."
Warren Buffett and he are good friends, and the former boss of Microsoft is in agreement with Buffett. recent purchase of 75 milli shares Apple. Gates said today "I think Warren has applied a great deal of thinking there."
Buffett's investment news helped push Apple's stock price into the stratosphere, reaching a new record.
In the 1970s, the new Microsoft company Gates made a versi of the BASIC programming language for the Apple II computer. Steve Jobs and Gates ctinued their collaborati until the release of the first versi of Windows, which Jobs thought was based the Macintosh. There were trials and bad feelings.
Windows dominated the persal computer industry to the point where Gates had to save Apple with an investment of $ 150 milli in 1997.
And then everything changed with the release of the IPod, iPhe and iPad. Apple became an extremely successful business, and Steve Jobs apparently thought it was time to let the past pass …
The co-founder of …