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Oct 26 2017
“But it's not just about skilled immigration. We also need to stand up for being the last place of hope for most people. That's what, again, drives America's uniqueness and we should never give it up.” said Satya Nadella speaking about Microsoft. It’s one of the 605 quotes about Microsoft you can find on this page. 338 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Bill Gates, Brad Smith and Steve Ballmer. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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All quotes about Microsoft

Suzy Welch

Show in a positive way that you're excited about the future and that a part of your brain is already there.feedback

Chuck Edward - Microsoft

People should really be prepared with questions that have depth and rigor. Really show that curiosity.feedback

Terry Myerson

The places where we are on the most bleeding edge, they always start with small audiences.feedback

Rachael Myers

We started seeing apartment listings that would say, No deposit needed and priority for Amazon, Microsoft and Google employees.feedback

Rick Hess

It feels like they have pivoted through a number of strategies over the last decade or two.feedback

Rick Hess

We do have to experiment. We do have to learn things. We want to have people put their time and energy and resources into making schools better.feedback

Chuck Edward - Microsoft

Not everyone will have every skill. The ability to learn, collaborate, create clarity...that's aptitude that people from all different backgrounds can have.feedback

Chuck Edward - Microsoft

I'm open about how [job seekers] come in, but come in with knowledge about the company.feedback

Mark Cuban

The world's first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Every student should get a great public education and graduate with skills to succeed in the marketplace. The role of philanthropy here is not to be the primary funder, but rather to fund pilots, to fund new ideas, to let people – it's always the educators coming up with the ideas – to let them try them out and see what really works super well and get those to scale.feedback

Brad Smith

We have a responsibility to be reaching out to every part of the country.feedback

Brad Smith

We are probably not going to find the technology breakthrough for the future of farming in downtown San Francisco. We're much more likely to find it in Green Bay, Wisconsin.feedback

Joey Levin

In a lot of ways I'd say it hasn't changed. I've been around the internet long enough, and the first thing we used to ask in every meeting when I started was, Why won't Microsoft do your business?' Then six years later it was, Why doesn't Google do it?' Now it's a combination of why can't Facebook, Google, Apple or Amazon do this?feedback

Chuck Edward - Microsoft

Absolutely ask about salary. [At Microsoft], we're very mindful of being competitive. It's very fair to ask.feedback

Brendan Browne - LinkedIn

We pay well. But what keeps people here is helping us execute on very important decisions.feedback

Panos Panay - Microsoft

We do not recommend people use the device for 17 straight hours. But if you really wanted to, that was our goal.feedback

Keith Raniere

Not initially intended as my initials but they rearranged it slightly for tribute. If it were abraham lincolns or bill gates initials no one would care.feedback

Brad Smith

The continued reliance on a law passed in 1986 will neither keep people safe nor protect people's rights. If U.S. law enforcement can obtain the emails of foreigners stored outside the United States, what's to stop the government of another country from getting your emails even though they are located in the United States? The current laws were written for the era of the floppy disk, not the world of the cloud. We believe that rather than arguing over an old law in court, it is time for Congress to act by passing new legislation.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

That to me was one of those very subtle but very key leadership lessons. You can't take your key people out if they fail the first time, pass harsh judgement without understanding the context.feedback

Joe Belfiore - Microsoft

Of course we'll continue to support the platform [with]bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new [features and hardware]aren't the focus. We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs. Paid money… wrote apps [for]them… but volume of users is too low for most companies to invest.feedback

Andres Isaza - General Electric

This partnership with Microsoft expands GE's considerable presence and investment in Ireland, where we already employ over 1,500 people and, in particular, in the renewable energy sector. Wind is now one of the most competitive sources of electricity on the market today, and we're excited about the capability to use data generated from these wind turbines, using the Predix platform, to maximize the output and value of this project.feedback

Denise Kiernan

But I think what they didn't build here also had a tremendous impact. I think about the efforts that went into restoring lands, restoring forests, doing the best they could not to have them all sold off piecemeal. What that has done is create the incredibly well-preserved, beautiful place that we all live in.feedback

Joe Kaeser

Factually, it is. If you look at how many companies work with Microsoft Office in the world or [how many people] have Apple iPhones or use Facebook or look for data on Google, what else would you need to have a living example about free trade in action?feedback

David Lathrop - Steelcase

When used as a generic answer for work space design, it's terrible.feedback

Ross Love - Boston Consulting Group

Lots of doors, lots of pillars, nowhere to really hang out, and people had lunch delivered to their desks.feedback

Ross Love - Boston Consulting Group

It's like increasing the clock speed of a computer. If you rev things up, you ought to be able to do more.feedback

Frank Cuevas

This continues to be iterated. It's not something we're going stop and say, This is it.feedback

David Lathrop - Steelcase

There can be huge value to people coming together, but the real reason a lot of corporations have gone to bench seating is money falling to the bottom line.feedback

Christopher Liu

Office geography matters, and it can be a key managerial lever to increase communication and the cross-fertilization of ideas.feedback

Jim Cramer

Wait a second, so the acquisition's now good, the margins aren't peaking, there's no slowing volume? Put it all together and this upgrade is a genuine towel throw. It's a total capitulation of the 'I can't take it anymore' variety.feedback

Jim Cramer

When I read the report, it was almost written by Captain Obvious. The only thing they left out was CEO Satya Nadella's cool black t-shirt look.feedback

Bryan Sparks - Microsoft

We envisioned this monolith [ like from 2001: A Space Odyssey]. Whenever you see it in the film, it was a signal to the audience that it was the next phase of advancement. So, we kept that as a design goal: Xbox One X is the next point of advancement.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

[I]t reminds you that you've got to pick important stuff, because you only have a limited time.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

I think Bill Gates is a good guy. We're not best friends, but we talk maybe once a month. Apple was in very serious trouble. Apple was very weak and so I called Bill up and we tried to patch things up.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

He and I, in a sense grew up together. We were within a year of the same age, and kind of naively optimistic and built big companies. We achieved all of it, and most of it as rivals, but we always retained a certain respect and communication.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

And then I wrote a long letter to him after that, which he had by his bedside. Steve and I actually stayed in touch fairly well, and we had a couple of good, long conversations in the last year, about our wives, about life, about what technology achieved or had not achieved.feedback

Jeff Hesse

It varies a bit by industry, but over the next five years we're going to see the need for workers to change their skills at an accelerating pace. Those workers that do tasks that can automate by RPA will need to learn and take on new skills.feedback

Jeff Hesse

Will we get to that point? I don't know, but I think the future of work is going to create some really challenging question for us to deal with.feedback

Richard Davis - U.S. Bancorp

In our view, this is both an area of future internal development and prospective M&A. With regard to M&A, perhaps Microsoft could become the Ticketmaster of eSports, maybe they could run leagues.feedback

Brad Smith

In all honesty, I probably feel worse, rather than better. It's less about a specific conversation with a specific government and more about the rising tide of attacks that we're seeing.feedback

Brad Smith

The last thing we should do is to create a backdoor. It leaves law enforcement challenges, and that then gets to a more complicated, and sometimes nuanced, discussion.feedback

Brad Smith

It should be possible to move quickly and use a quicker victory to build momentum on Capitol Hill to then accomplish bigger and more substantial things.feedback

Brad Smith

We basically have a tax system in this area that was designed in 1961, and it creates economic incentives to keep profits offshore. We could make good business decisions free of the artificial constraint of a tax rule that we've been living with for over five decades.feedback

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Now, Bill Gates Sr. is six-foot-seven, and, in the mid-80s, he was in his prime. He was a force.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

A few years went by and then I realized nothing happened to me. Something happened to Zain. What's my responsibility as a father? I think that was perhaps one of, you know, the big hit refresh moments when I look back for me personally, that has influenced. And so, I think it's our life's experience that then leads into work, and work's experience that leads into life. And it's one of those things where, it has to be lived. We can't be taught about it.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

A comprehensive immigration reform–that again, speaks to our interests as a nation, what makes us stronger, what makes us more competitive, I think is much needed. The idea that you have to give up your green card to get an H1-B is, in retrospect, silly. And so therefore let us in fact take the reform so that it works for us, both our security but as well as our competitiveness.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

It was not like we were sitting around, thinking that Steve is going to retire. So it was a shock. And the board did the right thing, which is they looked far and wide. When they came and talked to me and they said, Do you wanna be CEO,' I was honest. I said, Only if you want me to be CEO.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

We always had equal pay for equal work, but it's more about equal opportunity for equal work. In tech, we do have a significant distance to cover.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

Bing is a big business growing at a strong double-digit rate, and we see a significant opportunity for us even on the PC side.feedback

Husayn Kassai

ID fraud is becoming far more common and in the US it is the largest crime and the fastest growing crime. The level of sophistication is growing, therefore more sophisticated fraud detection techniques are required.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

I do not view it primarily through a competitive lens – technology today is much more pervasive, and the top five companies by market cap are all very different. The worst mistake I can make is to assume that we should do what they're doing and not be true to our identity.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

That's what makes America exceptional, both being the place where the talent comes and also being the beacon of hope for the people who need hope.feedback

Rob Wilke - Microsoft

So [A.I.] can be used for a lot of really good scenarios but they're just not as sexy as the more frightening ones.feedback

Jordan Bitterman - International Business Machines

The automobile, when it first came about, was thought to be putting people out of jobs. And, of course, if you were in the horseshoe business, it probably did exactly that. It created the suburbs. It created the shopping mall. It created the automobile industry obviously, the tire industry. It put people to work building highway system.feedback

Jordan Bitterman - International Business Machines

[AI] is going to create all sorts of new jobs. I think it's nothing but upside and exciting for those who know what to do with it.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

It's great that Apple is continuing to good work [after Steve Jobs passed away]. I happen to use all Windows-based PCs. The phone that I have recently, I actually did switch to an Android phone with lot of Microsoft software, but the competition in software and IT space that Steve [Jobs] help foster, is phenomenal and Microsoft is a big part of that.feedback

Sanjay Poonen - VMware

As you think about companies and their future, they have to decide how much data center capacity they want to use now. Some people feel they run a data center very well. We can help them modernize it with software, and that's what we do very well. Some of the companies say, Listen, I don't want to expand a lot of my data centers. I want to use the new hardware economy.' If you talked about the hardware economy 20 years ago it was Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu, Cisco. The new hardware economy is not just those players, but [Amazon Web Services], [Microsoft] Azure, Google, IBM.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

It's just miniscule. What's important for us is to start making it a daily habit. The strength that we have is around productivity and communications and things that professionals need. Even in a voice-first world just like how [we] put it on iOS and Android, we want to make sure our voice-first applications are available on all platforms, so that's the fundamental construct behind it.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

We as individuals are dealing with change all the time and hitting refresh. We learn from it.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

You don't want to change everything. You want to change the things that really matter.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

It was in 1995, when Bill said, You know, this speech recognition thing is going to be important -- let's get started.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

That's the start of a very healthy franchise. The fact that the U.S. is the beacon of hope and the attraction of talent all over the world is something that we should hold as precious. That's where the criticism comes from, not from everything else.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

In some sense that's the existential question for us 43 years after our formation. One thing that we realized is whatever novel concepts you came up with ultimately will stop being novel. You need to come up with the next thing.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

I think empathy is everything. If you think about even in the business context for us, our job is to meet the unmet, unarticulated needs of customers. That's where innovation comes from. There's no way we could innovate without having the deeper sense of empathy.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

The so-called control problem that Elon is worried about isn't something that people should feel is imminent. This is a case where Elon and I disagree. We shouldn't panic about it.feedback

Michael Beckerman

It's essential that the public and private sectors work together to ensure all American students have the opportunity to learn computer science and take part in the fastest growing sector of our economy.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

One aspect of the off-site really bugged me. Here we were with all this talent, all this bandwidth, and all this IQ in one place just talking at each other in the deep woods. And frankly it seems like most of the talking was about poking holes in each other's ideas. Enough. I figured it was time to hit refresh and experiment.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

We were asked to reflect on who we are, both in our home lives and at work. How do we connect our work persona with our life persona? People talked about spirituality, their Catholic roots, their study of Confucian teachings. They shared their struggles as parents and their unending dedication to making products that people love to use for work and entertainment. As I listened to them, I realized that in all my years at Microsoft this was the first time I'd heard my colleagues talk about themselves, not exclusively about business matters. Looking around the room, I even saw a few teary eyes.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

The question is, What's the next breakthrough that will allow us to keep up this exponential growth in computing power and to solve problems – whether it's about climate or food production or drug discovery? I think that's where quantum plays a role. It's a natural thing for us to be investing in because we are one of the biggest spenders on cloud computing, and we think of this as our next-generation cloud.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Early on we were speed nuts, staying all night [at the office, thinking], Oh, you're five percent slower as a programmer? You don't belong here.' It was very hard-core. I think as this industry has matured, so has what's expected of a CEO. Satya has a natural ability to work well with lots of people, to tell people they're wrong in a nice way and to let feedback come through to him more than I did.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

That's the one part of Microsoft where they put up slides that I truly do not understand. I know a lot of physics and a lot of math. But the one place where they put up slides and it is hieroglyphics, it's quantum.feedback

Jim Breyer

I don't know if we know who the next Mark Zuckerberg is in terms of artificial intelligence but there will be another Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates.feedback

Ron Markezich - Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Teams will evolve as the core communications client. We will make Microsoft Teams the hero and primary experience for all voice, video and meetings. We think the vast majority of our customers will go toward Microsoft Teams as that hub for teamwork.feedback

Johnny Won

With Slack entering into classic Microsoft territory, this is a bit of pride and a bit of opportunity.feedback

Mary Hanzberg

There is no question that Microsoft is making a very big push with Teams. The pressure Slack faces is something that every tech startup has to deal with.feedback

Kirk Koenigsbauer

Internally we're totally changing the way we work to really revolve around this idea of Microsoft 365 – the Windows, the Office and the Enterprise Mobility and Security teams are planning together, and we're laying out cadences in terms of when we plan to ship together.feedback

Gurdeep Singh Pall - Microsoft

We're trying to come up with a model we believe is most efficient in terms of how quickly AI can get results.feedback

José Osorio Cruz - Microsoft

It's like our emotions are so conflicted. You have this confusion, sadness, and overwhelming fear, and at the same time you know you have to keep fighting and searching for hope.feedback

Henry Rodríguez

We are part of a group that has to react to these events, whose responsibility it is to help others, but we are also humans, and we feel these traumas too. When you are there for an emergency, involved in the incident, you become a part of it, too.feedback

Claudia Quintanilla

We are still in a post-traumatic state where emotions run high, and there is a lot of contained energy, and we don't really realize we are in this state of crisis. We have not rationalized what has happened, and today's new earthquake re-traumatizes all of us.feedback

José Osorio Cruz - Microsoft

I believe we will push forward as a nation. This is an opportunity for the citizens to come together in the spirit of unity, to reconstruct Mexico.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Americans are very generous. We have more big philanthropists than any other country. And other countries like China and India are hopeful that the same tradition develops.feedback

Trevor Noah

How do you get a billionaire to give you all of their money? You say Warren Buffett gave you his money and many other billionaires are just like 'ya take my money?'. Just say, hypothetically I wanted to get a billionaire to give me all of their money, how do I go about that? How do I start the conversation?feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

You have to decide if you're trying to start an aristocratic dynasty so that all the money stays in your family. And hey, that's OK, you're free to do that. But I think when you're that successful, ideally, you pick a disease, pick a cause, and I think you'll get a lot of fulfillment.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Some people don't like to think about their death. When you say, OK, you're going to have to give it away because you can't take it with you,' it does force them to think about how much they are giving to their kids and that they won't live forever. So I won't say that it's an easy topic to bring up, but I think it's great for people to give it more thought.feedback

Lakshmi Puri - United Nations

This is a step towards bridging the chronic investment gap in gender equality.feedback

Gail Evans

I told her I was a janitor, but that I was going to school full time and I wanted to become a software engineer or in technology.feedback

Gail Evans

She always had faith in me and believed I would accomplish great things in my life. She counted on me – she was my rock.feedback

Gail Evans

I still did the janitorial work, but three hours of my shift I was able to teach her leadership team on ways to use [Microsoft] Excel to calculate a lot of their input and output and volumes of the film that was coming off the line.feedback

Gail Evans

All women have challenges becoming executives. I feel black women face challenges at different depths and frequencies during their careers which can really hit you emotionally at times.feedback

David McQueen - ABI Research

Its main reasoning was to acquire Moto's patent portfolio so as to protect against Apple (and Microsoft) while also providing stiffer competition to Samsung (although Google would never admit this).feedback

Peter Laurelli

Apple and Microsoft have both been large positions for large cap value and large cap growth managers over the past year.feedback

Trudy Muller - Apple

We're working closely with Microsoft to resolve the issue and will release a fix soon in an upcoming software update.feedback

Doug Burgum

Early on, Jeff Bezos was trying to recruit him [to Amazon]. It was my job to re-recruit him.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

Steve was very clear. He just said, Look, this is the most important challenge I have. I don't think this is maybe even a smart decision for you, but I want you to do it. Think wisely, and choose. And by the way, if you fail, there's no parachute. It's not like I'm going to come and rescue you and put you back into your old job.feedback

Stephen Massocca

There's momentum in the market. There's lots of cash. Even though the Fed's about to reduce their balance sheet, you continue to have incredibly aggressive monetary policy. That continues to lead to money flowing into the market almost in an indiscriminate fashion.feedback

James Watson - BusinessEurope

We talk about the big global digital companies. The Apple, The Amazon, the Microsoft the US-based companies. So we know its a challenge in Europe to have more of those global players. That have let's say European foundation, so we need to do more to develop them, and we just say making sure that we have the right tax system genuinely but in particularly for the digital companies that are part to the story.feedback

Pete Williams

Illegal handheld phone use is one of the biggest in-car problems of our time and it will take a concerted effort to get the message across to drivers that it's simply not okay. We need organisations to work together and to come up with creative ways of helping drivers realise that no text or tweet while driving is worth the risk.feedback

Pete Williams

Apple's iOS update is a major step forward and will mean that handsets used by millions of people will, for the first time, include in-built software that can reduce the distraction risk posed by handheld phones. Now we need the other major operating systems – Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile – to follow suit.feedback

Dick Co

Traditionally, solar-fuelled artificial photosynthesis has been a government-funded effort. But accelerated by the US election last year, we're seeing a quick shift from government money to philanthropists like Bill Gates and Tom Steyer.feedback

Josh Balk - Humane Society of the United States

[China's] version of Bill Gates is already backing these companies. I think all this runs into a pretty good theory that clean meat and other non-live animal protein sources will become bigger in China.feedback

Tom Tomaszewski

Nintendo doesn't have an official support for Achievements and Leaderboards, like Sony or Microsoft but we know that they're working on it. We'll see how it goes and we'll add the rankings along the way. Oops. Move along. Nothing to see here. PS. But seriously - I have a really strong feeling they hinted it a few times.feedback

Jason Wakeford - Brake

The industry must play its part and include technology as standard which helps keep drivers' attention on the road, saving lives and preventing serious injuries.feedback

Jason Wakeford - Brake

As a society, we have become addicted to our mobile phones, but a split second distraction caused by a call, text or notification behind the wheel can be deadly.feedback

Ben Wells

Triggers turn on these videos in your brain, and then you watch them again and again and again.feedback

Ben Wells

He was initially told that he was going to be moderating terms of use, that's all. And then he started out and quickly learned that this was horrible content. While he became extremely good at what he did, and had good employment reviews, by 2010 he was diagnosed with PTSD.feedback

Sarah Roberts - Datto

People have started to develop all sorts of strange reactions to things they didn't even know existed.feedback

Sarah Roberts - Datto

If this individual who couldn't handle screaming went and saw a movie where a character was doing just that in the midst of a violent scene, it could trigger a variety of different responses psychologically and physiologically.feedback

Thuan Pham

When I was 10 years old, I left Vietnam with my mother and younger brother, crammed with 470 other people without life jackets onto an old fishing boat to Malaysia. It was a perilous and terrifying four-day journey – with major storms threatening to sink us, and pirates with guns and knives who robbed us and could kill us as well. We were the lucky ones who survived the 50 percent odds of that sea crossing.feedback

Thuan Pham

Our community has always been about what brings people of every background together. We'll continue to stand by immigrants who want nothing more than to contribute to our country and pursue the American Dream.feedback

Brad Smith

For the 39 Dreamers that we know of who are our employees, our commitment is clear. If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees. If the government seeks to deport any one of them, we will provide and pay for their legal counsel. We will also file an amicus brief and explore whether we can directly intervene in any such case. In short, if Dreamers who are our employees are in court, we will be by their side.feedback

Peggy Johnson - Microsoft

We want to empower people to do their best work, and the more friction we can take out of the process for the customer to stay in just a single app and not have to hop around, we find is really pleasing to the customer.feedback

Rob Sanderson

We agree that cloud is the largest redefinition of computing since the PC-era and will significantly redistribute value across the tech food chain. AWS is growing much faster than Microsoft did on its path to PC-era dominance.feedback

Brad Smith

There is nothing that we will be pushing on more strongly for Congress to act on. We put a stake in the ground. We care about a tax reform bill. The entire business community cares about a tax reform. And yet it is very clear today a tax reform bill needs to be set aside until the DREAMers are taken care of. They have a deadline that expires in six months. Tax reform can wait. This is the only way, given the number of legislative days Congress has scheduled over the next six months, we realistically can expect Congress to complete DACA legislation in time.feedback

Sundar Pichai - Google

Dreamers are our neighbours, our friends and our co-workers. This is their home. Congress needs to act now to #DefendDACA. #WithDreamers.feedback

Mark Russinovish - Microsoft

Microsoft believes blockchain is a transformational technology with the ability to significantly reduce the friction of doing business, especially streamlining business processes shared across multiple organizations. Marine insurance is a prime example of a complex business process that can be optimized with blockchain.feedback

Lars Henneberg - Maersk

It is a priority for us to leverage technology to streamline and automate our interaction with the insurance market. Insurance transactions are currently far too tedious and frictional. The distance between risk and capital is simply too far. Blockchain technology has the potential to facilitate the desired development that is long overdue.feedback

Thuan Pham

Immigrants often risk their lives for a chance at freedom and opportunity, and our country remains the world's beacon of freedom and opportunity. Immigrants have built and contributed to America since its very beginning, and are at the center of our social fabric and economic prosperity. My heart breaks to see so many people who are in the same situation today that I was in many years ago.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

I want to assure you that Apple will work with members of Congress from both parties to advocate for a legislative solution that provides permanent protections for all the Dreamers in our country. We are also working closely with each of our co-workers to provide them and their families the support they need, including the advice of immigration experts.feedback

Brad Smith

We say this even though Microsoft, like many other companies, cares greatly about modernizing the tax system and making it fairer and more competitive. But we need to put the humanitarian needs of these 800,000 people on the legislative calendar before a tax bill. As an employer, we appreciate that Dreamers add to the competitiveness and economic success of our company and the entire nation's business community. In short, urgent DACA legislation is both an economic imperative and a humanitarian necessity.feedback

Terry Myerson

We're enabling you to immerse yourself in a new reality - mixed reality.feedback

Dinesh Palliwal

What is the long-term strategy? To continue to be agnostic; to provide excellent product. People want choice and they do not want to sacrifice the quality of sound. This is where Harman comes in.feedback

Barry Lynn

US enforcers should apply the traditional American approach to network monopoly, which is to cleanly separate ownership of the network from ownership of the products and services sold on that network, as they did in the original Microsoft case of the late 1990s. Google is very aggressive in throwing its money around Washington and Brussels, and then pulling the strings. People are so afraid of Google now.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

The world is big and so multifaceted. There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialised skill areas. Together, [Alexa and Cortana's] strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer and even more helpful experience. It's great for Echo owners to get easy access to Cortana.feedback

Ahmed Bouzid

This development is moving towards that world where it really doesn't matter if you access the content through Google or Alexa or Cortana or Siri or Bixby.feedback

Dara Khosrowshahi - Expedia

The power of immigration, the power of the American dream, if you think about the American dream, it is the best brand out there. It's stronger than Apple and Microsoft and Google combined, times 10.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

The personality and expertise of each one will be such that if they interoperated, the user will get more out of it. That resonated for me and for him, and then that's what led to the teams working. Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it. At least that would be my hope.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

There's no reason Google or Apple would offer it because they're trying to drive their own ecosystems.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I want them to have access to as many of those A.I.s as possible. In my view of the world, because that would be best for the customer, that's probably what eventually happens.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us. Bringing Cortana's knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal. Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it. At least that would be my hope.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

Bill, thank you. The world's a better place. There were too many people at Apple and in the Apple ecosystem playing [that] game. And it was clear that you didn't have to play that game, because Apple wasn't going to beat Microsoft. To me, it was pretty essential to break that paradigm. And it was also important that, you know, Microsoft was the biggest software developer outside of Apple developing for the Mac. So it was just crazy what was happening at that time. And Apple was very weak and so I called Bill up and we tried to patch things up.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

That's worked out very well. In fact, every couple years or so, there's been something new that we've been able to do on the Mac and it's been a great business for us. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.feedback

Steve Jobs - Apple

Apple was in very serious trouble. And what was really clear was that if the game was a zero-sum game where for Apple to win, Microsoft had to lose, then Apple was going to lose.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you'd think that we'd tax the robot at a similar level.feedback

Dara Khosrowshahi - Expedia

I emigrated here when I was 9 years old, my family had to flee Iran. And we were very, very lucky to come to America and have the opportunities presented to us, and that's one of the things that makes America great. The power of immigration, the American dream – if you think about the power of the American dream – it is the best brand out there. It's stronger than Apple, and Microsoft and Google combined, times 10x.feedback

Mark Natkin - Marbridge Consulting

Over time, companies from Apple to Microsoft are seeing Chinese rivals move up the value chain and narrow the gap between them and their products.feedback

Paul Allen - Microsoft

To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling. As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence, and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming.feedback

William Toti

They all know this is now a war memorial, and are grateful for the respect and dignity that Paul Allen and his team have paid to one of the most tangible manifestations of the pain and sacrifice of our World War Two veterans.feedback

Cyrus Saihan - BBC

There could be interesting scenarios in a typical family setting. Just by listening to the voices in the room, your TV could automatically detect when there are multiple people in the living room, and serve up a personalised mix of content relevant to all of you in the room.feedback

Cyrus Saihan - BBC

When your children leave the room to go to bed, BBC iPlayer might hear that the children are no longer there and then suggest a different selection of content for you and your partner. All of this personalisation could happen without anyone having to press a button, sign in and out or change user profiles.feedback

Cyrus Saihan - BBC

Whether watching a football match or a quiz show, most of us have at some point shouted at our TV, perhaps half expecting it to hear us, know who we are and respond to us – in the future, we might find that it does! If we look further into the future, when artificial intelligence and machine learning have advanced sufficiently, you could end up in a conversation with your TV about what's available to watch now, whether you like the sound of it or not, whether there's something coming up that you're interested in, and what you like to watch when you're in a certain mood.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Think about how many of the things you use [that] don't actually need to be physical. You want to play a board game? You snap your fingers, and here's the board game.feedback

Sri Dev Nair

It is the end of the road for McDonald's. McCurry can use the prefix. McCurry and McDonald's are two different businesses which sell different types of food and they have different customers.feedback

Jim Cramer

If I'm the chief technology officer of any supplier, I'm going to green-light shifting away from Amazon Web Services to the ultra-competitive Microsoft Azure or Google Web Services. That way, my CEO can go to Wal-Mart's headquarters and say, Hey, we know the score. We're not trading with the enemy anymore.feedback

Chris Sacca

He was bringing the same obsessive work ethic to learning about startups that he does to training, to rehab, to his thousand makes a day, to everything. I ended up actually becoming really enthralled by him because this is a very unique personality type that I only kind of see in some of our very best entrepreneurs.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

Who's really buying PCs? How many are going to schools? How many are going to consumer hands? The numbers tell the story that can direct action, can help put things in context.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

I think the strategy of Facebook is to learn as quickly as possible what our community wants us to do – and that requires a culture that encourages people to try things and test things and fail. Ok, is this going to destroy the company?' Because if not, then let them test it.feedback

Chris Sacca

For the next few months, my phone never stopped buzzing in the middle of the night. It is Kobe, reading this article, checking out this tweet, following this guy, diving into this TED Talk, diving into the Y Combinator Demo Day stuff. And I'm getting these texts at like literally 2 or 3 in the morning. My wife is like, Are you having an affair with Kobe Bryant? What is happening here?feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

I have more fear in my life that we aren't going to maximize the opportunity that we have than that we mess something up and the business goes badly.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

I will say, that was the initial clarion call for me to focus on numbers and get good. What I learned was numbers tell great stories, at least for me. There are a certain set of people who can see it that way.feedback

Sara Blakely

I spent $98 dollars on them, which, for me, was a lot of money. And they just hung in my closet unworn, because every time I would go to wear them, you could see the undergarment.feedback

Mykel Kochenderfer

With a glider, you can test these algorithms with minimal risk to people and property.feedback

Jason Zander - Microsoft

As customers continue to look for faster, more efficient ways to run their workloads, Cycle Computing's depth and expertise around massively scalable applications make them a great fit to join our Microsoft team. Their technology will further enhance our support of Linux HPC workloads and make it easier to extend on-premise workloads to the cloud.feedback

Ken Goldberg

The core problem for robotics is uncertainty. This is what differentiates robotics from a game like Go or chess.feedback

Andrey Kolobov

The number of applications where these methods are used is growing.feedback

Jeffrey Chester

Microsoft is further transforming LinkedIn into a data-driven marketing powerhouse that harvests all its data to drive ad revenues.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

The reality is that Microsoft has very little experience in some of the newer categories it's entering very rapidly, which may expose it to more risk of problems in manufacturing.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

Every single action taken by your partner or your opponents, you have to keep drawing inferences from. They keep getting modified. It's a fascinating game. You are learning from every word spoken and not spoken.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

We were playing bridge while everyone was looking at the scenery. We played on the bus while balancing cards on our knees.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

Bill doesn't get a chance to play a lot. I spend way more time playing than Bill. He loves playing bridge. He likes to play in tournaments. But he has a way busier schedule than me. I had no business being in it at all. We were playing people not as good as Sharon was but a whole lot better than I was. I dropped out. I was on the board of USAir at the time, so I said I had to get back to a board meeting. This was not great behavior on my part. I love the game, but playing in tournaments is too many hours of concentration.feedback

Sharon Osberg

He said, I can't do it anymore.' It was so stressful, he didn't want to play in the finals.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

I have played with him in Los Angeles. Charlie had a regular bridge game for 40 years.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

This was a hot subject at the time, with all those things on chess, IBM, Deep Blue. When I met Bill on July 5, 1991, I said to him, Will a computer be built that can beat the best bridge players?' Bill said a computer will win at chess eventually. But it won't win at bridge.feedback

Sharon Osberg

I was traveling on business in the Midwest and he stopped his jet on his way to Omaha and picked me up.feedback

Sharon Osberg

Bill is very scientific. He reads and studies on his own. Warren enjoys playing. Warren has good instincts.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

I love the game, and I love my partner. She's a fabulous teacher, extremely smart and very patient. Bill said you've got to get a computer to do your income tax. It really is a game that you are never going to see the same hand twice. You can play a hand every six or seven minutes every day for the rest of your life and you will never see the same hand. It's a game you can enjoy when you are in your 90s, and you are seeing a different intellectual challenge every seven minutes. It's the best exercise there is for the brain.feedback

Warren Buffett - Berkshire Hathaway

Before computers, I would have to get three, usually guys, and get them together in one place on a Saturday. There was a lot of physical arranging. With a computer, you can be playing in 15 seconds.feedback

Gregg Moskowitz - Cowen Group

We have confidence that the margin concerns on the Street will fade as the year progresses, and we remain bullish on MSFT's opportunities over both the medium and long-term.feedback

Gregg Moskowitz - Cowen Group

We believe total Office revenue (consumer + corporate) is poised to accelerate, Cowen's cloud survey work has increased our confidence level in Azure's [cloud computing business] long-term success, an improving annuity mix meaningfully raises visibility and reduces execution risk. There are multiple levers of upside to FY18 revenue and EPS (namely, Azure, O365, gross margins, phone hardware sale and mix shift).feedback

John Cohen

Millennials are primarily interested in opportunities for career growth. Look at Microsoft, Apple, Google. They all have that same characteristic: growth.feedback

Raj Bala - Gartner

It continues to be the thought leader and the reference point for all competitors, with an accelerating pace of innovation on top of an already rich portfolio of services, and an expanding impact across a range of IT markets.feedback

Clint Bundrick - 3-Design

You can have a fight on a rooftop that I never saw because that's where you happened to piss that character off.feedback

Clint Bundrick - 3-Design

Feed Jacks allows these characters to actually hack into the environment and their heads will project off of buildings and follow you and look at you and communicate with you. It's a way where, whether you're climbing the tallest building in the world or running through the streets carrying a car to smash somebody with it, these characters can suddenly come into the world and the story has a way of following you.feedback

Dave Johnson

When it came to Terry, we asked ourselves, Well what would a commander look like?' At this point in the development process, we already have a Level Five suit. We already have Agents Level One, Two, Three, Four and Five looked like, so what did it mean to be a Level Six?feedback

Dave Johnson

You see Terry on TV, right? And you see him on films, and he's big. And then you see him up close and it's staggering.feedback

Clint Bundrick - 3-Design

The player's ultimate goal is to dismantle this hierarchy, but part of that is figuring out who these characters are and where they are in the world. You go through this process of attacking [these foes] and pissing them off. And as you piss them off they actually escalate and add to their defenses and they make the world more dangerous for you.feedback

Corey Sanders - Microsoft

With ACI, containers are a first-class object of the Azure platform, offering Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on the instance and billing tags to track usage at the individual container level. As the service directly exposes containers, there is no VM management you need to think about or higher-level cluster orchestration concepts to learn. It is simply your code, in a container, running in the cloud.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I took the less safe path to follow my passion and I'm proud of that choice.feedback

Bruce Schneier

But the tech industry, often is all about the skim. The tech industry is often about grabbing value you didn't know you had.feedback

Bruce Schneier

This is a classic example of how the 'Internet of Things' benefits the companies that control the data. You get the device, and the manufacturer gets both a maintenance contract and the opportunity to constantly market and upsell. What I saw [at the NRA], is the economics of the Internet invading the restaurant business. The economics of the Internet are inherently monopolistic. The big get bigger because they leverage enormous network effects.feedback

Manuel Manny Medina

This book was a milestone to me. You'll never see the world in the same way again.feedback

Manuel Manny Medina

Growth takes you to areas you haven't tried before. You have to be exposed to things you have no experience with, but tell your mind you can succeed.feedback

Manuel Manny Medina

The more good decisions you make, and the less bad decisions you make, the more you're going to accumulate momentum in your career.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

I think Microsoft has recognized over the last couple years that maybe the creative community isn't as locked into the Mac as many people think it is. There's this window of opportunity for Surface to get in there – and even if that window closes with some of Apple's upcoming devices, I don't think Apple has that market locked up.feedback

Panos Panay - Microsoft

We have this mind-set that says, Hey, I'm going to take a shot at this, and if it's not going to work, we'll move on to the next thing. That is celebrated – it's always, Let's go, let's move.feedback

Pat Hines

It's the one medium where the end result always lived up to what I had in my head. It's just a nice, charming little program that you can make quick stuff in.feedback

Mark Byrne

This is a picture of me, as sheriff of the moon, riding my dinosaur. I made this when I was 35.feedback

Eoin Dornan

I guess at the time I decided that the best way to explain this was to fire up [my computer] to try to describe the scene, badly, with a mouse. The end result is a picture that I always thought represented the best and worst of Paint. I first encountered MS Paint in the early 1990s. As a child my main concern when encountering any new technology, be it a spiral bound notebook or an Intel 386, was how it could facilitate my main passion, which was drawing pictures of dinosaurs. As a tribute to my decades of MS Paint use I have done up a quick stegosaurus.feedback

Patrick Davidson

Images produced in MS Paint are often immediately identifiable by this 'shittiness' – erratic mouse-drawn lines, uneven edges, blocky dumps of color.feedback

Ethan Kurzweil - Bessemer Venture Partners

As they get bigger, and as these companies affect more and more people, they're going to get more and more scrutiny. I think generally speaking, most people would agree that Amazon's been a good thing, and they're able to have more choices ... I think that scrutiny, they're going to get it, but I'm not sure it's going to have an impact. At least, in the near term. Until they really overstep that line, as Microsoft did in the 1990s.feedback

Amy Hood

For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from our traditional licensing business. I feel very good.feedback

Krishna Memani

There are some misses, but overall there's no significant signs of weakness. It's really more about expectations than overall earnings growth rate. I don't think, given where the dollar is, we should look for many surprises [in earnings] on that front. It should be decent. It's not going to be spectacular. Other than anecdotal things like IBM, there have not been that many substantial misses.feedback

Clement Thibault

I'd like to see more initiatives and growth there, instead of pinning all our hopes on cloud.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Nothing prepared me for where I recently found myself: in the wilds of the Australian outback watching a cattle rancher artificially inseminate a cow.feedback

Mike Khouw

We have actually for the entire month now seen some pretty bullish flows, culminating last Friday with almost 164,000 call options.feedback

Mike Hickey

It's not like the team found lighting in a bottle, but it has iterated to create lightning in a bottle.feedback

Joost van Dreunen - SuperData Research

It could very well be that publishers will have to think about acquiring [Bluehole] or altering how they make games.feedback

Mike Hickey

They've differentiated the multiplayer experience from 'Call of Duty'. It's fresh and new and an exciting way to play.feedback

Jim Cramer

IBM is really burdened by the old business. And the new business – they're up against these amazing companies. It takes so long to remake an organization when you're up against Amazon, when you're up against [Google-parent] Alphabet, when you're up against Microsoft. These are competitors the likes of which IBM has never seen before.feedback

Chris Boody - Microsoft

You're starting to see more and more people using the car as an extension of their office. With the increase in traffic and congestion, I can see a lot more people doing that.feedback

Tom Reuner - Intelligent Automation

The people I'm talking to think that AI has the potential to fundamentally rethink or transform those enterprise architectures (such as SAP) … If you make comparisons (with) something like Microsoft, also grappling with their own legacy issues, but they are embracing AI, they have (digital assistant) Cortana, so they are embracing it much more.feedback

Kevin Dallas

We're excited to partner with Baidu to take a giant step in helping automotive manufacturers and suppliers fully realize the promise of autonomous driving. Today's vehicles already have an impressive level of sophistication when it comes to their ability to capture data. By applying our global cloud AI, machine learning, and deep neural network capabilities to that data, we can accelerate the work already being done to make autonomous vehicles safer.feedback

Jim Cramer

CEO Satya Nadella impresses many people as an intellectual techie, but he doesn't get enough credit for competitive spirit and nature when it comes to winning. Don't forget, we're also going to see the full fruits of his Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition. I bet they'll be very positive too.feedback

Michael Nemeroff

Our Outperform thesis on MSFT shares is centered on what we view as significant earnings power potential over the next few years. [Earnings potential] could be unlocked from (1) strong commercial cloud growth and (2) higher cloud gross margins due to economies of scale.feedback

Samson Mow - Bitcoin

People are fed up. The users are taking back their voice.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

So improving the products some and improving and making the monetization better, I think the company has been on top of both of those things. The market understands that. And it is now getting somewhat reflected in the stock price.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

They still have their work cut out for them. And their path could be way up, relatively sort of gently up or something else.feedback

Saqib Shaikh - Microsoft Research

I teamed up with like minded engineers to make an app which lets you know who and what is around you ... years ago this was science fiction. I never thought it would be something you can actually do, but artificial intelligence is improving at an ever faster rate and I am excited to see where this can go.feedback