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Interview with Bill Gates

10:28 am on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"At the Wall Street Journal's second annual D Conference in June, Bill Gates defended his company's plans to enter the search arena. In an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Mr. Gates explained why Microsoft will someday be a better alternative than Google."


10:42 am on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>I type in a lot of world health queries
Oh does he have any health problem I hope not I don't hate him :)

And he's funny :D

Question: I would make the point that people use the Web now more for search than for browsing, and that Google is responsible for that, for better or for worse.

Gates: Okay.

Question: Just marketing, is that what you're saying?

Gates: No, no, no. I would never say that. [laughter]. They are more like Microsoft—I mean, what they focus on isn't quite as broad—but they're more like us in terms of the kinds of people they hire, and how they think about where the technology is going, than most companies in the software industry. So I'm not trying to say they're a—

Question: You mean that as a compliment, right?

Gates: I think so. [laughter] They might not take it that way.

3:37 am on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That quote was great!

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