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“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.” said Bill Gates speaking about Microsoft. It’s one of the 582 quotes about Microsoft you can find on this page. 337 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith and Warren Buffett. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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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

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

Pete Williams

Apple's imminent 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.feedback

Pete Williams

Now we need the other major operating systems - Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows mobile - to follow suit.feedback

Pete Williams

Illegal handheld phoneuse 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

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

Brad Smith

This is really all about getting everybody online in rural communities. That includes consumers, it includes businesses, it includes farmers and agricultural enterprises, and it includes schools.feedback

Brad Smith

My sense is that they are focused on a full range of infrastructure needs, including 21st century infrastructure like broadband. We welcome the dialogue.feedback

Ethan Jackson

What we hope is [the traps] will allow us to bring more precision to public health.feedback

Dennis Wharton

It's the height of arrogance for Microsoft -- a $540 billion company -- to demand free, unlicensed spectrum after refusing to bid on broadcast TV airwaves in the recent FCC incentive auction. Microsoft's white space device development has been a well-documented, unmitigated failure. Policymakers should not be misled by slick Microsoft promises that threaten millions of viewers with loss of lifeline broadcast TV programming.feedback

Doug Brake

In rural areas, there aren't that many television broadcasters so there's a lot of unused spectrum. The real challenge is getting the number of users, the scale. Is there enough of a market for the device manufacturers to build these devices?feedback

Anandasankar Ray

It's exciting when technology companies come on board. Their approach to a biological challenge is to engineer a solution.feedback

Steve Mulligan

That is very much of a concern because it is the primary vector for diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and obviously Zika.feedback

Ted Deriso

We said, Wow, the problems they're trying to solve in rural parts of Africa are the same we have in rural Virginia, on the technology side,' . When you think of rural, you have a lot of trees, hills. You need a type of technology that can go longer distances and has better penetration. You're trying to reach more customers without using a ton of equipment.feedback

James McQuivey

It would only be valuable to Microsoft if the company uses that engagement to build a branded relationship with the customer, moving them to Bing as a search engine, encouraging them to use Office 365, Outlook, and Skype.feedback

Doug Brake

White spaces has tremendous opportunity to help with broadband coverage in rural areas, but it's hard to justify the cost to device makers who don't see economies of scale in rural areas.feedback

Brad Smith

We're looking at this to be price competitive for people in urban areas. There is no reason people in rural areas need to spend more.feedback

Craig Bushman - Certiport

If they can demonstrate that they have a high aptitude of knowledge in Microsoft Office, that gives them greater productivity skills when they go into their careers or it can prepare them better for college.feedback

Dmytro Shymkiv

Ten percent of PC install base (in gov and commerce segment) in Ukraine were compromised, half of which become bricks.feedback

Frank Shaw - Microsoft

This is being done mainly to evolve the skill sets we need.feedback

David Spiegel

Oracle moves up in the CNBC IQ 100 Index on the strength of cloud and cybersecurity trends.feedback

Gulshan Rai - National Cyber Security

It will be a one-time upgrade offer to Windows 10 and it will be a discounted price for the entire country. New OS versions have different architecture, much-improved architecture and much more resiliency.feedback

Freddie Lait

But there is a small chance that, if the shine wears off and you have more of these terrorist videos...and the fine is a huge fine, which sent a message to consumers that there's been wrongdoing. If the shine comes off, the claws are out from regulators and governments to try and get their pound of flesh out of all of the big tech companies.feedback

Tony Fadell - Nest Labs

The touchscreen MacBook project was basically trying to get touchscreen technology into a Mac to try to compete with Microsoft tablets. Steve [Jobs] was pissed off, and wanted to show them how to do it right. Well, that might have been the project to show Microsoft how to do it right, but they quickly realized there was so much software and there were so many new apps needed, and that everything had to be changed that it was very difficult.feedback

Stephen Kinsella

Years ago Google said they wouldn't make the mistakes that Microsoft did. Instead they made all of them and came up with a few of their own. The public statements yesterday show they still don't get it.feedback

Georg Berrisch - Baker Botts

When I saw this yesterday, it absolutely rang a bell. The real danger for Google is to enter into a prolonged battle with the Commission on whether what it has done is sufficient to comply with its decision. It could be quite expensive for Google in the end. This is not the end of the story.feedback

Suzanne Rab

The Commission's focus on Google (and Microsoft before it) has prompted the often recurring question as to whether U.S. companies are receiving rather more EU competition law scrutiny than their European rivals. However, Vestager has made clear her views that Google is a 'good company' and that it makes no difference from the EU competition law perspective whether a company is American or European.feedback

Shantanu Narayen - Adobe Systems

It's a way to really bring creativity to the masses. And it's a way to enable everybody to be a creator. We partner with great companies like Nvidia who are able to process this in real time, but it's all the magic that's created by our product folks.feedback

Shantanu Narayen - Adobe Systems

I think using the right lens and unleashing innovation on our product development, that's how we do it. If you're a creative professional, we're just as mission-critical as a Bloomberg terminal might be for somebody in the financial community. And on the enterprise side, when small and medium businesses want to create an online digital presence, and they want to have commerce as part of their future, they use us to enable themselves to have this online presence.feedback

Shantanu Narayen - Adobe Systems

Design and aesthetics have never been more important, and I think as it relates to modernizing government, all businesses are transforming so that the customer experience is front and center. There's no reason why the government shouldn't do exactly the same.feedback

Shantanu Narayen - Adobe Systems

I think both companies share this common vision of being able to help businesses transform. When you think about what we can do with the combination of what they've done with Dynamics and what we have done with the Experience cloud and the Marketing cloud, together we can go in and automate both sales and marketing with artificial intelligence. The volume of data that we are tracking and enabling people to understand and infer things from ... that will help a creator be a better creator. That will help a marketer be a better marketer.feedback

Shantanu Narayen - Adobe Systems

If you're not careful, I think it impacts the competitiveness of our country vis-à-vis some of these other countries.feedback

Shantanu Narayen - Adobe Systems

People want to create and businesses want to transform, and we are mission-critical to both of them. We are driving tremendous innovation and executing.feedback

Scott Forstall

The moment you saw that, you knew this was the way to go. Steve said, do you think you could take that demo that we're doing with the tablet and the multitouch and shrink it down to something small enough to fit in your pocket?' We went back to the design team and they took it and they carved out a corner of it. Steve saw it and said 'put the tablet on hold, let's build a phone.' And that's what we did.feedback

Scott Forstall

The iPhone had a very circuitous route. We'd been working on a tablet project. It began because Steve hated this guy at Microsoft. Any time Steve had any interaction with the guy, he'd come back pissed off. You don't use a stylus ... we're born with 10 styluses. What they didn't get was we were changing the entire paradigm. We were changing the entire way things were done.feedback

Scott Forstall

It was being compared against other smartphones of the time, BlackBerry etc, according to the metrics people thought were important at the time.feedback

Pamela Stark

The white scales get rubbed off, so you lose the white lyre on the back that tells you it's aegypti. June bugs get pulled in and stomp around like cows.feedback

Ethan Jackson

Then I realized that's a mosquito's full-time job. There are over 3,600 species, but if we can catch the right ones and do metagenetic sequencing on all the DNA and RNA we find in them, we can see the diseases on the move.feedback

Keith Weiss

With a strengthening secular positioning and rationalization of underperforming portions of the solution portfolio, Microsoft is back to showing durable double digit EPS growth – and investors should be willing to pay a higher multiple for that growth.feedback

Keith Weiss

Windows 10 gives Microsoft an improved story on tablets, a new leg of rev. growth and downstream opps. for synergy with the Surface, Xbox, and the device ecosystem.feedback

David Treat - Accenture

Without an identity you can't access education, financial services, healthcare, you name it. You are disenfranchised and marginalized from society. Having a digital identity is a basic human right.feedback

Todd Gordon

What we're essentially doing is defining a range in which we think Microsoft will exist heading into July monthly options.feedback

Todd Gordon

Microsoft, as well as the broader market, has had a very nice move up over the last nine months, following a very orderly uptrend. It appears that the last consolidation we saw was back in the second half of summer 2016, into early fall. So that consolidation is right in this range, so it lasted about three to four months.feedback

Todd Gordon

Done properly, options are a wonderful way to potentially make money in a sideways market in high implied volatility situations.feedback

Bob Lease

This is like the Mecca of the gaming industry so to be here is like a huge honour to be able to come here and see what's going on and get the first glimpse of all the greatest stuff coming out.feedback

Craig Young

Anyone still using Windows 2003 or XP should install these patches ASAP with the expectation that they will be actively exploited in the near term. This move may indicate that Microsoft has been made aware of exploits that may be pending imminent release from the Shadow Brokers. WannaCry was orders of magnitude smaller than some successful malware campaigns of the past. We may not be so lucky the next time this happens.feedback

Peter Bright - Ars Technica

Patching is the wrong decision: it sends a clear message to recalcitrant corporations that they can stick with Windows XP, insecure as it is, because if anything too serious is found, Microsoft will update it anyway … Every time an organisation resists upgrading to Microsoft's latest operating system, it jeopardises its own security.feedback

Adrienne Hall - Microsoft

Due to the elevated risk for destructive cyber-attacks at this time, we made the decision to take this action because applying these updates provides further protection against potential attacks with characteristics similar to WannaCrypt [alternative name to WannaCry].feedback

Scott Davis - Barclays

G.E. needs an 'AT&T-style' breakup. With someone like Microsoft or Google makes the most sense.feedback

Mike Chapman

You could form a bond, make a new friend and decide to form a crew together. We're making all these design choices where you really do want to meet people and work together, it doesn't have to devolve into combat. We want to make the most fun, welcoming multiplayer experience.feedback

Mike Chapman

The chest is a real object in the game world and can easily change hands. You get all these memorable adventures where you come across another ship, sneak onboard, while trying to be as quiet as possible (the game has a proximity chat system, so the rival crew will hear you if you shout), get down to their lower deck and find tons of chests because they've been out on their own adventures. You get to steal that and have your pirate moment.feedback

Andrew House

The PS4 platform is in its prime, with the industry's best lineup of exclusive and partner titles slated to release this year, taking full advantage of the power of the PS4 system. We are committed to further expanding our overall PS4 ecosystem, by broadening the PlayStation VR content portfolio, as well as enriching our network services along with our ground-breaking software lineup. We remain steadfast in bringing the best entertainment experience to users worldwide and making PS4 the best place to play.feedback

Robert Bouroujerdi

Five companies poised to dominate disruption - Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet - have added a total of $600m (£474m) of market cap this year, or the equivalent gross domestic product of Hong Kong and South Africa combined. Parallels to the 'nifty-fifty' and 1999 to 2000 are growing as their performance is even more pronounced on a risk-adjusted basis.feedback

Andrew House

I still firmly believe the normal step change of a platform life cycle is very important. I think the fact that the technology resets mean you get to reset the medium every five to seven years and I still think that's very positive. Yes, you've got raising production values and often costs, but you do have the opportunity to essentially reinvent the medium and bring something new and different to it. ... I don't think we, as a category, should walk away from that.feedback

Ben Schachter

There hasn't been a lot of really great software. The exclusives from third parties aren't there. We need to see more interesting first-party exclusives or something special on the virtual reality/mixed reality side. ... You need to show people why there is a reason to upgrade.feedback

Kareem Choudhry

We viewed compatibility as critical for Xbox One X. Right from the start, all Xbox One accessories and games will work with Xbox One X. … The game library you have today will be even better with Xbox One X with ... faster load times [and improved graphics]. Even if you haven't made the jump to a 4K TV yet, we made this Xbox for you.feedback

Phil Spencer

Xbox One X, the most powerful console ever made, sets a new standard for gamers and game creators.feedback

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

We expect (Xbox One X) to underwhelm at retail, as has PS4 Pro, which costs $399. The subdued sales numbers for the PS4 Pro since launch are partly a reflection of gamers opting for the older and cheaper hardware (sometimes with a pack-in) in order to save over $100. The potential price delta between Project Scorpio and the Xbox One of $200 or more is even greater than the delta between the PS4 Pro and the PS4 of $100 or more.feedback

Piers Harding-Rolls

Crucially, we do not believe that, at this stage, Xbox One X is a device to re-ignite Xbox One sales in continental Europe and to gain market share from Sony in key sales territories outside of USA and UK.feedback

Bill Gates - Microsoft

Building Microsoft was incredibly fun, and because we were right about software we had the wind at our back. When I got into philanthropy, the idea of could I do it twice, in an area where the feedback isn't quite as obvious of what you're doing right and wrong – now I can say that we've got this organization that's so much fun to be part of so it's not only a great organization it's got these metrics that, at least on some of them, we've exceeded our own expectations. How do we get out of here?feedback

William Lee

It's not the type of culture you want to create. You want to create a culture that's much more enhancing, where people are able to talk on the way to the office, on the way to the meetings. So the tall buildings and the elevators, socially you're supposed to be pretty silent. People don't want to walk beyond four stories.feedback

William Lee

Half the leaders believe that the campus needs to be much more open to the community for the company to survive for the next 50-100 years. There's another thought where tech companies have a lot of intellectual property and therefore, to protect that, you can't have a free-flowing campus. A lot of the Microsoft campuses have a strong balance of both.feedback

Peter Walshe - Millward Brown

Strong brands continue to deliver value for the companies that own them, regardless of economic, political and category disruption. The BrandZ Global Top 100 is now dominated by the internet giants – brands that have operated on a global stage since day one, and which are built on powerful, innovative technology platforms. This has enabled them to transcend regional and sector boundaries and grow their value at an unprecedented rate.feedback

Jane Bloomfield - Millward Brown

The superstar technology brands in the BrandZ Global Top 100 are capable of abundant innovation, using their platforms to create connected ecosystems that meet multiple needs and make our lives easier. They also have great elasticity, confidently playing in new territories and categories to expand their customer bases.feedback

Adam Cheyer

We are working on a next generation assistant and we will deliver it through Samsung's devices, perhaps under the Bixby brand eventually but also to other interfaces. Right now there is a race to the single interface where all of the big companies Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and now Samsung are trying to make the assistant the next paradigm like the browser, like the smartphone, you'll have an assistant to help you in your lives.feedback

Andrus Ansip

No way. No way. The aim of taxation is not just (to) collect revenues … But to increase salaries of teachers and police. Taxes are also to have some influence over some processes. I fully agree that we have to tax bad habits, for example pollution, or smoking, or drinking alcoholic drinks, this I can understand.feedback

Jean Floyd

Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be actively conducting ground and flight line testing at the Mojave Air and Space Port. This is a first-of-its-kind aircraft, so we're going to be diligent throughout testing and continue to prioritize the safety of our pilots, crew and staff. Stratolaunch is on track to perform its first launch demonstration as early as 2019.feedback

Amritansh Raghav - Skype

What differentiates one application from the other is the network that you have. For us, we have a network on Skype, and it is the exact network that we want to grow - the personal network. From our perspective, we look at giving our users the tools they need.feedback

Paul Allen - Microsoft

Opening up access to LEO (low earth orbit) will deliver many benefits. For example, we could deploy more satellites that would enable better understanding of why our weather patterns are changing and help increase agricultural productivity. And, we could study atmospheric chemistry more closely to better study and mitigate climate change. But none of this will happen as quickly without exploring new, flexible and streamlined ways to send satellites into orbit.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

Frankly I don't think the stock price had a chance to move while I was CEO. That's our controllable. The stock price is not a controllable. I've only been back on the Microsoft campus once, I think, since I've retired. Whether it's Microsoft or the competition, that's certainly what I've seen happen, but I'm glad to see energy happen on the topic, because it is the frontier of innovation.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

Companies get successful with an idea, with talent around the idea and with capability as a company to execute on the idea. It turns out if you want to have a second idea that is different than the first, you may need new talent, but you also need new capability. And you don't get new capability overnight.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

So if you're lucky enough to invent the first thing and the second thing before nobody else does, then you can build new capability. But I think I was too slow, in cases, to recognize the need for new capability. And particularly in hardware. I wish we'd built the capability to be a world-class hardware company, because one of the new expressions of software is essentially the hardware, and I think we came to that later than I think the company should have built that under my leadership should have built that capability earlier than we did.feedback

Steve Ballmer - Microsoft

The thing I would say we missed with Phone is we tried to use the old techniques -- software licensing and blah, blah, blah. We tried to use all the same techniques, and the same techniques were never going to get us there. We had the wrong monetization model, we had the wrong delivery model -- all of that, and it's because we didn't build new capability.feedback

Peter Johnston

It was an emotional decision. This is the sweet spot. Do I think they'll attack the freelance market and build a module as fast as us? No.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

I think obviously somebody buying the stock at $1,000, they're hoping it goes to $2,000 so I think the opportunity again is the market share in online, that's an increase and it would put Amazon at $1 trillion in revenue if they get to that. The specific reason is Azure from Microsoft is gaining share, and Google is making a big push within that ... so that's an area that Amazon had an early lead on but is not maintaining the same market share they had in retail.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

Change starts local. Even global changes start small – with people like us. In our generation, the struggle of whether we connect more, whether we achieve our biggest opportunities, comes down to this – your ability to build communities and create a world where every single person has a sense of purpose.feedback

Leslie Jones

BET was the first place I ever did comedy on TV, so it's a full-circle moment of coming home where I started. I went out in the world and did what I needed to do and now I can come home to my people and say, Yo! Look what I did!feedback

Brad Gerstner - Altimeter Capital

Compute and storage utilities, I think this is going to enable massive innovation by all sorts of companies, not the least of which are all the industrial companies that can lever and take advantage of the massive investments that Google's making, Amazon's making, Microsoft's making, and machine learning that's in the cloud.feedback

Ben Wolff - Sarcos

Every time we use the robot, it may be a different environment. Inspecting a bridge one day, a refinery tank, the welds inside a shipping container. In a nutshell, if the infrastructure plan goes forward it creates a lot of opportunity for Sarcos. One thing that will be critical is evaluating the useful life of some of the remaining infrastructure.feedback

Crawford Del Prete - International Data Corporation

While I am sure that [Microsoft] is positioning itself for growth in the manufacturing sector, there are other options – and there are many manufacturing customers that are using those options. I think the real value for MSFT is in the developer networks, and in their ability to attract developers from industries to Azure.feedback

Robert Seidl

We're at the beginning of something that is going to grow much much bigger over the next 10 years. Some places will be quite affected by automation. There's a very large market opportunity in automotive. Then more broadly, the kinds of things that happen in technology. Not just driving and people-moving, but warehouses, packing and unpacking, and delivery, inspection in oil and gas, infrastructure inspection.feedback

Robert Seidl

I think it's worth being cautious about funding [until it] actually happens. American governments have been notoriously underfunded when it comes to infrastructure. We always tell our founders, Do not rely on other start-ups as customers, and don't rely on the government as your only customers. Funding can evaporate if there is an election.' That's a challenge for start-ups.feedback

Ben Wolff - Sarcos

Before the forklift or before the power drill, we had humans doing the work and they had to lift the heavy things on their own, and there was more danger involved. So I think we look at the robots as really the next level of innovation – tools in the workplace that enhance safety. I call this the golden age of robotics.feedback

Leslie Jones

I'm not trying to be Giselle. I'll get dressed up for the red carpet or the party but on stage I'm going to wear something like what I wear when I do stand-up. It's all about being comfortable.feedback

Leslie Jones

I am tired of everybody being sad and angry. I want people to just downright laugh. You can't do the event without touching on certain things, but I'm trying to make it all funny. It's really just about pulling the elephants out of the room and, actually, I'll make the elephant in the room laugh about it. So my goal for this show is to have a big 'ol nice barbecue, family reunion feel. I just want everyone cracking up. I want everyone leaving that event going, Wait, did they even give awards out? I was too busy laughing.feedback

Rob Mee

We'll definitely do it when the market conditions and the business conditions are just right. Everything that we do is open-source ... in that mode of openness, now that we provide cloud technology as well, which we have built over the last four years, (the cloud business) has become a big growth engine for us. Companies want a multi-cloud strategy. The timing is really good for us to step up investment in Asia in a big way.feedback

Michael Warrilow - Gartner

The future for cloud is bright ... adoption will increase within the majority of organizations. There is definitely a place for smaller companies to use big public cloud providers for their advantage.feedback

Rob Mee

Software development is optimized for continuous change is essentially what it is. Prior to that, software development had tried to limit change because it was seen as risky. It turns out that in order to move safely, you have to move much more quickly.feedback

Af Malhotra

With the majority of their business coming from US-based clients, it seems like a natural step for Indian IT companies to expand and strengthen their client offering in a market that promises sustained growth. This will undoubtedly benefit U.S. workers and sing to the tune of Trump's America First strategy. The H-1B talks have led to speculation and that is causing a stir in India. The proposed changes to H1B visas will also impact American tech companies, such as Google, and Microsoft, increasing their costs, and potentially leaving them with a skills deficit.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

The external design isn't dramatically different, but there are lots of changes inside.feedback

Neil Shah - Apple

The Surface Pro's global launch in China, along with announcement of Windows 10 China Government Edition, speaks volumes of Microsoft's China focus.feedback

Panos Panay - Microsoft

People's expectations for what their devices should help them accomplish are high – and the Surface team works to exceed those expectations. People want beautiful and powerful devices, with all-day battery life and amazing digital inking experiences. They want to better express their ideas creatively while being able to work whenever, wherever and however they choose. The new Surface Pro delivers all that and more.feedback

Carolina Milanesi - Gartner

I am sure I am a minority but I have been waiting for years for LTE support!feedback

Ian Fogg - IHS

13.5 hours of battery life on the new Surface Pro is very impressive, if reality matches marketing. If so, it's way ahead of the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro models.feedback

George Lenhart - Hershey's

We are looking at the chocolate next. The ingredients in chocolate are far more expensive, so small savings have a much higher return. We are putting plans together. They would love it if we could do it on every line right away.feedback