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Steve Ballmer Says Smartphones Broke His Relationship With Bill Gates

Steve Ballmer said his decision to push Microsoft into the hardware business contributed to the breakdown of his relationship with longtime friend and company co-founder Bill Gates. Ballmer’s only regret: not doing it sooner. Ballmer, who was chief executive officer of Microsoft for 14 years, told Bloomberg Television that if he could do it all again, he would have entered ... Read More »

Bill Gates Says ‘Disappointed’ by Reports He Backs FBI in Apple Spat

Add Bill Gates to the cacophony of voices – from a former CIA director to Donald Trump – weighing in on the debate that has erupted between Apple and the FBI over user privacy, security and the attempt to unlock a phone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, California, terrorism attacks. Early Tuesday, the Financial Times ... Read More »

Bill Gates Backs FBI in iPhone Spat: Report

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing the FBI in its standoff with Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Breaking ranks with Silicon Valley companies who support Apple in its refusal to hack the phone of one of the attackers, Gates said technology companies should be forced ... Read More »

Bill Gates Backs FBI in iPhone Spat: Report

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing the FBI in its standoff with Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. Breaking ranks with Silicon Valley companies who support Apple in its refusal to hack the phone of one of the attackers, Gates said technology companies should be forced ... Read More »