Microsoft founder Bill Gates parties with the crowd at the Onitsuka Tiger party at Sundance last Saturday. (photo courtesy The Wrap)
It's no coincidence that Bill Gates is in the headlines this week with his annual letter and official induction into the Twitter fold.
This is a huge week for Apple.
The computer giant just posted record gains for the first quarter, up 50%. Revenue ending Dec. 9 was up to a full $3.38 billion ($3.67/share) over $2.26 billion ($2.50/share) a year ago for the same period. The exuberant profit news comes just ahead of Apple's much hyped and semi-secretive product launch of their tablet computer, purported photos of which were leaked to Twitter yesterday.
Apple has sent out invitations to the unveiling of their "latest creation," which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific Time tomorrow, January 27, in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.
The coveted Jackson Pollock-meets-tech-giant invitation to Apple's product launch tomorrow, January 27th.
Meanwhile, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is squarely in the headlines this week, with interviews from Sundance to The Daily Show. He just released his second annual letter, and has initiated his first official Twitter account.
Gates might be busting a move from one end of the country to the other, but Apple is counting down to upsetting the cart tomorrow. With the iTablet/Slate/Apple e-reader ready to be born, watch for both of them to be chasing the headlines.
I'll be the person in the corner watching it all, hoping for a big iPhone that does everything the iPhone does, along with everything the MacBook does, and more. If it does windows and floors, is as smart as Bill Gates, and can bust a move, all the better.
Bill Gates Sundance 2010 interview.
On the Web:
It this the Apple tablet? - Washington Post
Bill Gates on The Daily Show - Huffington Post
2010 Annual Letter from Bill Gates - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation