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Bill Gates wants digital news to read like a paper.

San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA.
Saturday, April 29, 2006.


Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told a ballroom full of newspaper editors Friday that the company is developing "on-screen reader" software that will make reading news digitally a lot more like flipping through a paper.

It was a well-timed pitch, capping the American Society of Newspaper Editors' annual meeting in Seattle, much of which focused on winning back the growing number of people who no longer subscribe to newspapers.

Gates brought Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the New York Times, on stage to spill a few details about a service Microsoft and the Times aim to unveil early next year.

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