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Apple 'an amazing company' says Microsoft's Bill GatesMike Wuerthele said:sflocal said:magman1979 said:I'm stunned and dismayed that a site like AppleInsider, even in the year 2018, continues to peddle the falsehood that Bill Gates was Apple's saviour! This has been debunked OVER and OVER again, and is a blunt LIE that was peddled by mainstream media in the late 90's whilst Apple was in dire straights.
Please REMOVE the phrase "and one-time savior of Apple" from the opening statement, it's a blunt and proven lie!The reality is that Apple really needed that $150m to prevent going under. Call it whatever you want, but that money did keep Apple afloat long enough for Steve Jobs to set a clear and profitable course.
Like it or not, there is no question that the money, the development deal to make sure that Office (and Internet Explorer!) remained on the Mac, plus the cessation of the QuickTime lawsuit saved Apple's ass.
Here's an article that describes what actually happened, written some 20 years closer to the actual event.
"David Boies, attorney for the DoJ, noted that John Warden, for Microsoft, had omitted to quote part of a handwritten note by Fred Anderson, Apple's CFO, in which Anderson wrote that "the [QuickTime] patent dispute was resolved with cross-licence and significant payment to Apple." The payment was $150 million."
No, Microsoft did not choose to "save" Apple, it was settlement for stolen quicktime code, plain and simple.
Sony acquires 'Destiny' game studio Bungie in $3.6 billion dealcrowley said:skingers said:danox said:9secondkox2 said:Great news. Bungie benefits and gamers benefit.
Bungie is an insanely great developer these days. Perhaps the single best house on the market.
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Apple one of 'Four Giants' in Berkshire Hathaway's investment portfoliored oak said:“Four Giants”. LolApple is literally 50% of BH now.