Bill Gates (Bill Gates) said on Wednesday that without the antitrust investigation launched by the Justice Department against Microsoft, Windows could become the world's leading mobile operating system, according to foreign media reports. Speaking at the DealBook conference held by the New York Times in New York, the Microsoft founder and board member said:"There is no doubt that the anti-monopoly lawsuit was a bad thing for Microsoft. We could have focused more on the development of mobile operating system. Therefore, if it was not for the anti-monopoly case in that year, today's consumers would not buy Android phones, but would use windows mobile operating system phones.
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In addition, Gates' comments reflect another thing, that is, the current antitrust cases faced by large technology companies are likely to have a huge negative impact on these companies.
After entering the third quarter, Facebook became the subject of antitrust investigations by the House of Representatives, the State Attorney General and the Department of Justice, and Alphabet began to receive civil requests from the Department of Justice for early antitrust investigations. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court said AppleIPhoneUsers can file an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over the App Store commission. There are also reports that the European Union began an antitrust investigation into Amazon in July.
Speaking of Microsoft missing the mobile operating system opportunity, Gates said: "We almost succeeded." At that time, my attention was interfered with, and this interference caused me to screw things up. He said the company released its mobile operating system three months late and Motorola would have used their system on a phone.
Earlier this year, Gates said the biggest mistake he had made at Microsoft was that he had failed to make Windows the world's leading mobile operating system.
Gates also said he would not have retired so early had it not been for the antitrust investigation launched by the US government against Microsoft in 1998. Gates started the company with Paul Allen (Paul Allen) in 1975 and then stepped down as CEO in 2000, just at the height of the antitrust case, when Gates left office and asked Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer) to replace him as CEO..
He says early retirement is good for him personally because he can spend more time with his wife, Melinda Gates (Melinda Gates), Gates and his wife, who founded the Bill and Mailin Al Gates Foundation (Bill).
Mr. Gates said: "I don't have any complaints about my life, because it's almost 99% of the things that are very, very good."
Meanwhile, US Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warre has expressed a desire to split technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google.
"I don't think Microsoft should be split," Gates said. "I object to that, and I don't want any company to be split." Gates said he had not spoken to Warren yet.
"I don't know how open-minded she is or whether she would like to sit down and talk with someone with a lot of money," he said. "