The Times Reader is a powerful example of how companies can use software to forge new types of customer connections that span beyond the browser to the desktop and mobile devices. The New York Times is setting a standard not only for media organizations, but for all companies looking for new ways to interact with consumers through software.
We also had the tragic events of September 11th, and I know for everyone that's caused us to step back, think about our priorities. It's a tragedy that affects us personally and affects our businesses. For the computer industry in particular, I think it highlights the importance of security, giving that far more importance than we've had in the past. We don't want our digital systems to have weaknesses that allow for tragedies, exploiting the weaknesses that are there. And so there's a renewed sense of focus on that.
The last thing you want to do for a shared use computer is have it be something without a disk ... and with a tiny little screen.
The ability to innovate Windows, the ability to maintain the integrity of Windows as a fully designed product -- those are important to us, ... As long as we can keep those intact, it would be great to settle the thing.
The business achievements of Microsoft in Israel are excellent and the company is currently working to massively expand its research and development budgets worldwide,
I'm committed to one company. This is the industry I've decided to work in.
Software is redefining how people do things, ... We're nowhere near what we can do.
I started to play golf about five years ago. It was humbling. I really like it but it's so frustrating
Very soon, having four gigabytes of memory will be quite common, ... Improving something by a power of a million is quite dramatic...We simply don't find that kind of improvement anywhere else in the world.
Tasks that we thought in the past as impossible will now be rather simple, ... We are going to lead the way in XML advances.
Our vision of what's important is exactly the same today, bringing together the best systems and the best software to empower people with rich information solutions.
These proposals will have a chilling effect on innovation in the high technology industry, ... Microsoft could never have developed Windows under these rules. Looking forward, this kind of regulation would make it impossible for Microsoft to develop the next generation of great software.
Our services have started out as very inexpensive but not feature-rich, ... Our servers are very feature-rich. So as we bring these things together, we give you the richness and also the choice of having it as server or as a service.
In India it will be a decade before we get that level.
Now the growth in the last year in Europe was very rapid and so you can say the gap is closing a bit. But I think it's still an issue of great concern. A lot of kids graduate from college in Europe without having the in-depth exposure that most U.S. students receive. So there's work to be done.
We're changing the world with technology.
I'm in the same traffic as everybody else. I'm in the same airplane delay as everybody else. I sit in the same coach seat as everybody else.
This is clearly the most massive attempt at government regulation of the technology industry ever.
I've been struck by the role that technology plays and especially that the Internet played during this crisis. On September 11th hundreds of millions of people relied on the Internet to get news and to communicate with loved ones.
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.
I don't think there was any discussion about not distributing some old thing, but rather the question was whether something new could be created that would be better for both companies,
Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about. The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine.
At any point in our history, we've had competitors who were better at doing something.
The live phenomenon is not just about Microsoft. It's partners, it's competitors...the whole space is being transformed.
We see ourselves having a higher share, ... We're not going to name some magic number but we're out to give the best gaming experience and hope to get a really high market share out of that.
Today we are using passwords, and they won't cut it. We need to move to multifunction authentication. A lot of that will be using a smart-card approach that needs to be built down into the system.
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