CBS Co-host Charlie Rose sat down with Bill Gates this week and discussed everything from polio to Windows 8 — albeit, briefly.
Notably, though, Gates admitted during the six-minute interview that he and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer were not satisfied with the progress that the company had been making, and admitted to some of the shortcomings on their handling of the mobile industry.
Gates acknowledged the great things that Microsoft has accomplished over the last couple of years. He referred to Windows 8 as a “key to the future,” a component that is instrumental to their new Surface computer. He also stated how people are looking at Bing with more respect, and — although he didn’t linger on it — casually mentioned the Xbox. (Since Sony’s release of the new PlayStation 4 components this past week, the market is now looking forward to the release of the Xbox 720.)