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Bill Gates thinks iPad owners are frustrated without keyboard, Office

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Handhelds, PC / Laptop, Videos,

Bill Gates Disses iPad

Former Microsoft CEO, current mosquito-wrangler and public donator of his vast wealth, Bill Gates, was talking on CNBC about how he feels iPad users are frustrated about not having a physical keyboard and the lack of Microsoft Office. Curious among many where he is getting his data. Bill didn't waste any time proposing the Microsoft Surface tablet, which has Microsoft Office, as a better alternative, despite sales indicating the contrary. Perhaps, it might behoove Microsoft to go to its roots and start selling software instead of trying to sell an ecosystem. After all, we're in the 'Post PC-era' as coined by the late Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Bill is saying tablets are growing in popularity, and that, eventually, they'll be hard to distinguish between them and PCs. Catch the video after the break.

"With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad type device. A lot of those users are frustrated. They can't type. They can't create documents. They don't have Office there. So we're providing them something with the benefits they've seen that have made that a big category but without giving up what they expect in a PC." - Bill Gates

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Steve Jobs hates Google CEO Eric Schmidt?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Google, Rumors, Videos,

Those are some strong words, but if CNBC journalists and analysts are to be believed, the relationship between and is so strained as they both compete to win in the mobile space that it has come to a point where “Steve Jobs simply hates Eric Schmidt.” Hey, if that hared fuels the fire of innovation and competition, then it’s the consumers who will walk away the winners in this battle. Amiright?

Confirmed: Apple Tablet runs iPhone OS says McGraw-Hill CEO

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Rumors,

Okay, we all know by now that is going to be announcing their tablet at tomorrow’s January 27th Apple event, but the CEO of McGraw-Hill, Terry McGraw, just kinda spilled the beans on CNBC:

“Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they’ll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now is we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are in e-book format on that one. So now with the tablet you’re going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet is going to be just really terrific.”

Is true, that means no tablet, to those who were hoping for that. Thoughts?

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Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer Clash on Daily Show

After a week-long media battle, in which anchors from several different networks weighed in, and Jim Cramer enjoy a much-anticipated meeting on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

Stewart has recently focused on many of Cramer’s predictions and bits of advice, which he provides through his CNBC show Mad Money.

“I understand that you want to make finance entertaining, but it’s not a [expletive deleted] game,” Stewart sassed Cramer near the top of the interview. “I can’t reconcile the brilliance and knowledge that you have of the intricacies of the market with the crazy [expletive deleted] I see you do every night,” he said a few minutes later.

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Layoffs for MTV, Paramount and NBC Universal

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: MTV, NBC, News,

NBC Universal logoNot even those reporting on the nation’s massive layoffs are immune from them.

Today, continued the downsizing of its worldwide workforce. Hoping to reduce its upcoming budget by $500 million, the company began laying off approximately 500 staff members - including people from the NBC News division - earlier this week. That number equates to approximately 3% of the total corporation. Sources claim that several correspondents have been cut while Donny Deutsch’s CNBC Show, The Big Idea, has been put on hiatus. (Apparently it’s getting harder to find successful entrepreneur stories at this time.)

Meanwhile, Variety reports that 300 staffers from MTV Networks and 100 employees from also became casualties of the economic downturn.

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