"A superintelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren't aligned with ours, we're in trouble"


"Right now Microsoft really believes that it has to have a combined hardware, software, and services play to go up against the likes of Apple"


"We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding."


"Windows still ships on more than 300 million devices per year. But developing for Windows is no longer necessary to make money."


"The correct concern is what we’re going to do to improve the education systems and incentive systems globally, in order to get people prepared for this new world, so they can maximize their income."


"When programmers can freely reimplement or reverse engineer an API without obtaining a costly license or risking a lawsuit, they can create compatible software that the interface's original creator might never have envisioned or had the resources to develop."


"If you are a very large, rich technology company today, it seems it is no longer enough to have your own humongous data centers, luxurious buses, and organic lunch bars. You need your very own programming language, too."


"Every week, a group of Googlers would plaster the walls of bathroom stalls worldwide with one-page sheets that shared the week's testing tip."


"Tools like Siri and Google Now can understand words you say, but not necessarily the meaning of those words.”


"There were hardly ever more than two people in the garage and mostly they were sitting around kind of doing nothing productive."


"The main challenge today is to help relevant content cut through all the clutter and rise to the top in a meaningful, pluralistic and diverse way."


"I have seen this future today — and let me tell you, it’s a mess."


"In a way, it’s a bit like if the most popular car in the world were a Lamborghini instead of a mass-market compact."


"#Microsoft is now further along than #Apple and #Google at integrating their mobile and desktop OSes."


"The fact that #Windows 8 bakes in #ads into Microsoft’s Operating System. Shouldn’t this be a big deal or something?"


"Android is still ugly, but it’s much less ugly than it was a few years ago. Google seems to be actively addressing this, and if Apple isn’t worried, they should be."


"When you buy a TV, you’re not buying it for the frame around it, it’s the content, it’s the screen."


"A big problem with touchscreens right now is that they are very simplistic, relative to the capability of our hands"


"Microsoft must move beyond the desktop as the smartphone and tablet markets expand. But the company should make this transition by leveraging rather than destroying the Windows ecosystem."


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