Mary Jo Foley
Mary Jo Foley has been covering technology for more than 25 years and Microsoft specifically for at least 10—a long time to keep an eye on one of the country’s top tech behemoths. Her insights into the company and the tech industry at large have made her the go-to woman for commentary on ABC Radio, BBC, CNBC, CNN, and NPR. In 2001 she moved from exclusively print-based punditry to the blogging world. She currently pens the All About Microsoft blog for ZDNet.
When she was starting out as a tech journalist, Foley was interviewing Bill Gates at the now-defunct Comdex show in Las Vegas when Steve Jobs came up and began chatting with Gates. Foley asked Jobs to come back later as she was in the middle of an interview; it wasn’t until Jobs walked away that she realized he was the head of Apple.
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