Gates, Jobs Make Rare Joint Appearance

by admin May 31, 2007 at 2:50 pm

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Legendary technology rivals Bill Gates and Steve Jobs made a rare joint appearance Wednesday and wasted no time making nice.

“Bill built the first software company in the industry,” said Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. “Bill focused on software before anyone.”

Gates, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder, hailed Jobs for taking big risks and developing products with “incredible taste and elegance.”

“What Steve has done is quite phenomenal,” Gates said.

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