Thursday, May 08, 2008

Bill Gates Sees a Huge Shift in Internet Technology Over the Next Decade

Multi billionaire and the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has recently said that the world is approaching to the second decade of the digital age. Mr. Gates was on a visit in South Korea and met South Korean president Lee Myung-ba.

During the meeting, Gates told Korean president that the second decade would be very different that the first one and there would be huge shift in internet. Bill Gates, the South Korean government and South Korean companies are going to invest $US313 million ($A330.9 million) for the development of information technology of different sectors including vehicles, games and education.

Mr. Gates also made a deal with the local automakers Hyundai Motor and Kia Motor earlier. Under the deal, the South Korean automakers will use Microsoft's in-car softwar by which it is possible to control the music players and telephones through voice commands.

The Age reported:

The companies also said they planned to set up an automobile IT innovation centre. Hyundai and its affiliate Kia together form the world's sixth-largest automotive group.

"We're doing some very interesting work on automobile software," Gates said after having dinner with Lee. "That's a really wide open area where some very exiting things will come out of."

South Korea has some global automakers who are growing in different markets across the world. So, Microsoft has done a good job by making the deal, because it ensures their in-car software will now be available in different markets in the world.