“In a highly anticipated meeting of the two computer industry titans at an annual technology conference run by the Wall Street Journal, [Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shared the stage],” Scott Hillis reports for Reuters.
“Anyone hoping for a bruising showdown between the computer industry’s richest executive and one many regard as its coolest would have been disappointed,” Hillis reports. “Jobs, 52, and Gates, 51, reminisced about the industry and old partnerships. The tone was jovial, even sentimental, but Jobs did get in a few good-natured digs.”
“Jobs did offer two tidbits about upcoming Apple products. He hinted that ‘.mac’ — the company’s package of online services like e-mail and Web storage for Mac users — is about to undergo a big overhaul,” Hillis reports. “After a questioner suggested .mac had failed to live up to lofty expectations, Jobs said: ‘I couldn’t agree with you more. We’ll make up for lost time in the near future.'”
Hillis reports, “Jobs also enthused about the map software Apple created for its iPhone, which is scheduled to hit the market later this month.”
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