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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik