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Kara and Walt Talk Mobile, Gates-Jobs Interview and How They Met — Blame AOL — On “Charlie Rose” Show (Video)

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Last week, while in New York for our D: Dive Into Mobile conference, Walt Mossberg and I went on the “Charlie Rose” show to talk about the fast-growing mobile arena and where it is headed next.

But Rose also asked about our memorable joint interview with Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Apple’s Steve Jobs in 2007 at D5 and we told him what happened between the two icons in the greenroom before their onstage appearance. He also asked Walt and me how we met, which I did not realize was being recorded — after all, who would care but us! — although it turned out to be a pretty good story (and a great partnership, too).

Here is a link to the video on the “Charlie Rose” site and it is also embedded below:


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— Stephen Diamond, an associate professor of law at Santa Clara University, talking about HP, RIM and Yahoo