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The Dow Jones industrial Dow component Microsoft for years has been firmly entrenched in Washington State Seattle of course that's where it was -- but.
-- no they are big in Silicon Valley to in fact they've had a presence here for thirty years fed into the silicon workshop.
And debt out Lou -- who was in charge of Microsoft's Silicon Valley good to see you next -- -- -- thank you very much everybody thinks of you guys is being in a different state.
What have you been doing here for thirty years that matters to Silicon Valley a Microsoft got of course -- Center of excellence here in Silicon Valley nearly 3000 engineers.
Who are working on things that sort of actually from from my say the living room all the way to the board we've got -- and act and silicon engineering here.
Got our voice engineering here all of our lives services are based here.
For those like the map we got Mac office here we do distributed computing for search here.
You know it's a terrific operation.
You -- next you know this is obviously a huge deal we were they've both yesterday we were electronic arts and you're looking at a big business there.
How that -- becoming bigger from Microsoft connect is a fundamental breakthrough.
And the way people interact with computers we call the natural user interface it's a baseline technology that it's in the expand rapidly.
We've been doing a lot within in his first year in the market and we're expanding it now and even adding it to windows of the developer community is starting to think about how to use connect technology.
How much broader basis including things in the operating room and all kinds of places around the world despite.
Your massive success with Windows 7 at the the breakers that Microsoft is constantly made sometimes I hear critics say you know what Microsoft lost its innovation edge what do you say that that.
Microsoft makes the broadest set of research and development investments of any company and its.
We have a broad base of technologies that we've been working on over the last 45 years that are just starting to come to fruition out connect is the first instance of that.
You're gonna see things associated with cloud computing you've seen our phones just enter the market -- -- watch this space we're looking.
Really good -- to do this spark that's your sort of endeavor to look at and identify hot and companies.
It looks more gonna start up -- right here in Silicon Valley and and I've I've not looked at five point something out about ten -- A long ago employee of apple so you the end you've got this genetics of what's in Silicon Valley what do you look.
Well you right I started hearing -- 91976.
In some minds.
Hello my first days were in that really early days of the PC business.
And it's really been about start -- companies and innovation I've been in garage based start ups and I've been in fortune 500 companies like I am now.
At Microsoft I look after our outreach to the start up venture capital community globally this part program has 45000.
Startups participating in it.
At the bottom of that follow the top of the chairman Harvey look at are the best ones in the world many of them and it emanates from Silicon Valley.
And it's where we make our schools and based technologies available at no charge for three years use rights and we make a very broad investment around the world.
But in the heart soul Silicon Valley we're looking for an innovative ideas we're looking for the enthusiasm and energy of the entrepreneurs.
They want to build things and we want -- offset the costs on the technology front.
And that help them -- Sales seen this is the the private market the free market -- -- in my opinion and there's been so much attention.
About -- five million dollars 500 million dollars of I wish it were only 505 million of what an -- -- You know taxpayer dollars that the US government try to pick winners -- you guys and people in Silicon Valley better equipped.
To be doing that kind of venture work and figuring out.
What's the next big thing that real work will be having it's amazing to me though that even so Lindbergh got more than a billion dollars in venture capital funding so.
Mistakes are made but should they be made at the private level vs the government.
-- well I guess I have a strong opinion that it's a public private partnership.
Silicon Valley was based upon a lot of fundamental -- -- -- was sponsored by the government a long time ago and are are NASA's on the conductors.
Incumbent upon semiconductor pick up software a lot of -- basic -- it's fundamental that we have.
I'd say it's a big government basic for a search spend that's fundamental to all of our.
Innovation where we get to build on top and stand on the shoulders of -- giants if you will.
But I think you're right at the end of the day the market is the domain within which.
You know economics prevail the innovation factor is the movement of the boundary lines among industries that create new economic impact.
And at the end of the day the market speaks some companies win lose succeed or fail based on that at Microsoft's in the game as it always -- always our thanks to -- now thanks that's Dan hello my bank Microsoft Silicon Valley need to get it right.
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