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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus