Each year, Recode’s founders, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, host the most prestigious event in tech and media — Code Conference. The invitation-only Code Conference was created to bring together a global community of the biggest names in the business, executive leaders and startups with bright futures for networking and in-depth conversations about the current and future impact of digital technology.
If Apple CEO Steve Jobs -- on medical leave until June -- announces his retirement this summer, Apple's (AAPL) stock could hiccup. But sales probably won't. Some 80% of consumers surveyed by ChangeWave say Jobs' retirement would have no effect on their likelihood of buying Apple products in the future. The next biggest group (10%) say they don't know. Just 9% say they'd be less likely to buy Apple products, down from 14% last September and down from 18% last June.
Ive been waiting more than 30 years to say this, Bill Gates quipped, Dad, I always told you Id come back and get my degree. Some 30 years after he would have graduated from Harvard University — if he hadnt dropped out to start Microsoft , the worlds largest software company — Gates returned here Thursday to address a sea of graduating seniors, alumni and visitors, packed tightly in rows of folding chairs in a tree-shaded Harvard Yard.