John Paczkowski

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How's This for "Creative Capitalism"?


We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well. I like to call this idea creative capitalism.”

–Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Jan. 24 2008

Just a few hours after Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates called for a “creative capitalism,” the company he founded proved that old-school capitalism is alive and well.

Microsoft reported an impressive second quarter, blowing the doors off Wall Street expectations and offering some optimistic guidance for 2008. Net income rose 79% from a year ago, and
quarterly revenue jumped 30% amid a surge in sales of the Windows OS and the Xbox 360. A strong showing made stronger still by third quarter and full-year forecasts that exceed even the most optimistic projections.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work