Among the highlights of the excerpt from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs in the current issue of Fortune is the story of how Jobs repaired Apple's (AAPL) relationship with Microsoft (MSFT) just in time to get Bill Gates to participate in his 1997 MacWorld keynote. Jobs waited until the end to introduce, after a dramatic pause, Apple's new partner and investor. Suddenly Gates' face appeared, to boos and catcalls, on a giant screen.
"That was my MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were the ultimate frenemies. Read about the roots of their relationship in this exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's new book, Steve Jobs, which hits bookstores today.
FORTUNE -- The complex relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began in the late 1970s, when Microsoft was making most of its money writing software for the Apple II. When Jobs began developing the original Macintosh in the early MOREOct 24, 2011 12:01 AM ET
They were the best of frenemies for nearly 30 years. Walter Isaacson has the inside story.
The first excerpt from the year's most eagerly awaited -- and carefully guarded -- biography will appear in Fortune on Monday.
The magazine has secured exclusive rights to the sections in Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs devoted to Jobs' relationship to Bill Gates.
For nearly three decades the co-founder of Apple (AAPL) and the co-founder of Microsoft (MSFT) were the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2011 6:55 AM ET
Climate scientists and their billionaire backers, like Bill Gates, are trying to turn down the global thermostat - and make money doing it.
By Marc Gunther, contributor
FORTUNE -- One of the cool things about being Bill Gates is that if you are curious about something, you can find smart people who will teach you whatever it is that you want to know. About five years ago Gates decided that he wanted to learn about climate change, so he arranged for MOREOct 7, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Fortune's Kindle book is a treasure trove of vintage Steve Jobs vignettes
"Contempt" is probably the word that best describes Steve Jobs' attitude toward the press. But he courts the publications he cares about, and over the years one of the magazines he courted most assiduously -- at least until a certain 2008 cover story -- was Fortune.
While at Apple (AAPL), NeXT, Pixar and Apple again, he gave Fortune's writers and editors MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 28, 2011 6:45 AM ET
When Google's executive chairman testifies during a Senate hearing on antitrust issues today, he'll be following in the footsteps of another tech titan: Bill Gates. Here's what he should know.
FORTUNE -- When Google's executive chairman testifies during a Senate hearing on antitrust issues today, he'll be following in the footsteps of another tech titan: Bill Gates.
In 1998, Gates appeared before Congress alongside ex-Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy and former Netscape MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 21, 2011 5:00 AM ET
As icons go, the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have been around for a long time. It may very well be time to look for titans in other fields.
By Kenneth M. Scigulinsky
FORTUNE -- The Internet age has brought advances in productivity, made technology available the world over and created many millionaires and billionaires. The past few decades also made cover boys of an entire generation of tech stars. MOREAug 29, 2011 2:22 PM ET
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
For all the reasons a Nokia merger wouldn't work, Netflix can be the core of Microsoft's answer to Apple's iCloud -- and provide Ballmer a canny co-CEO.
FORTUNE -- Poor Steve Ballmer. Standing at the helm of one of the computer age's biggest success stories while its brand withers and its stock languishes at the same level it traded at in 1998. Shareholders are increasingly unhappy with him. MOREJun 8, 2011 1:14 PM ET
These days, Microsoft's co-founder has more on his mind than software sales figures or even his charitable work -- namely he wants to help solve the world's energy problems.
FORTUNE -- At WIRED's Disruptive by Design Business Conference today, Bill Gates discussed the current state of energy and potential technology replacements for oil and coal.
Gates suggested there's much more potential for nuclear energy, despite the recent disaster with Japan's Fukushima reactor. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 3, 2011 12:16 PM ET
Steve Ballmer's slavish devotion to Windows and Office has made them cash cows, but some say revenues have come at the expense of innovation.
By Gary Rivlin, contributor
FORTUNE -- What's the matter with Microsoft? After spending weeks tracking down and talking with a long list of former Microsoft (MSFT) employees, many of them veterans with fifteen or more years with the company, the question is how long do you have to MOREMar 31, 2011 10:47 AM ET
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