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Friday November 8th, 2019 morning edition

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he messed up the company's opportunity to develop Windows Mobile because he was distracted by its antitrust case brought by the Justice Department.

Had he not been distracted, Gates believes Windows Mobile would be what Android is today.

"There's no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system.

And so instead of using Android today, you would be using Windows Mobile," Gates said in an interview at The New York Times DealBook Conference.

So it's a winner-takes-all game, that's for sure, but now nobody here has even heard of Windows Mobile.".

But, in hindsight, Gates now sees a silver lining to Microsoft's antitrust troubles and the fate of Windows Mobile.

The CEO role would go to Steve Ballmer, who inherited Gates' Windows Mobile and Windows XP tablets. »

The Guy Trump Cited as Proof There Wasn’t a Quid Pro Quo Just Said There Was a Quid Pro Quo

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Trump has repeatedly claimed the call with Zelensky was “perfect” while categorically denying that any quid pro quo was in place.

Trump has referenced the exchange on multiple occasions to reporters and on Twitter as proof that no quid pro quo was in effect.

Sondland later testified that his insistence to Taylor that no quid pro quo was in place came after a phone call with Trump, who relayed to the “no quid pro quo” messaging. »

President Donald Trump ordered to pay $2M to collection of nonprofits as part of civil lawsuit

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The two million must be paid by President Trump himself for breaching his fiduciary duty to properly oversee the foundation that bears his name.

When the lawsuit was filed in June 2018, President Trump attacked it and claimed the lawsuit was politically motivated. »

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