Technology rivals Bill Gates and Steve Jobs shared the stage Wednesday night, at the annual tech conference run by The Wall Street Journal. On “Squawk on the Street,” Harry Blount, IT hardware & storage network analyst at Lehman Brothers, discussed how far Jobs' Apple can go and the future of its relationship with Gates' Microsoft.
Blount believes that the two companies are heading in directions that will collide again. “Cleary Microsoft is much stronger in the enterprise space and Apple has really carved out a strong niche in the digital space. But, I find it interesting that Microsoft is increasingly becoming a hardware company,” said Blount.