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Bill Gates, The Neutral Entertainer

(sub. req.): WSJ interviews Bill Gates…Gates on his supposed neutrality in the industry: We can go to the phone people and say, “Hey, put remote control and music in the phone.” And that’s not a business conflict for us because we don’t make the hardware. We can go to the audio people and say, “Hey, get this built in.” Not say, “Hey, you have to go buy our hardware to connect that up.” And so, yes, being a pure software company helps.

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