-Mitbegründer und ehemaliger CEO Bill Gates spricht in einem Interview mit Yahoo! und ABC News über seine letzte Unterhaltung mit Steve Jobs, und darüber, wie sein Ableben Gates berührte:

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He and I always enjoyed talking. He would throw some things out, you know, some stimulating things. We’d talk about the other companies that have come along. We talked about our families and how lucky we’d both been in terms of the women we married. It was great relaxed conversation.

Zum Tod von Steve Jobs:

Well, it’s very strange to have somebody who’s so vibrant and made such a huge difference and been … kind of a constant presence, to have him die. It makes you feel like, ‘Wow, we’re getting old.’ I hope I still have quite a bit of time for the focus I have now, which is the philanthropic work. And there’s drugs we’re investing in now that won’t be out for 15 years — malaria eradication, I need a couple of decades here to fulfill that opportunity. But, you know, it reminds you that you gotta pick important stuff, because you only have a limited time.

Unlike Gates’ philanthropy work through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jobs was not much of a philanthropist himself. According to the just released book “Inside ” by Fortune’s Senior Editor-at-large Adam Lashinsky, Jobs argued privately that “the most philanthropic action Apple could take was to increase the value of the company to share-holders could give away their wealth to causes of their choice, not Apple’s.”

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