By Ina Fried, CNET News.com
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Las Vegas - For years, Bill Gates has been trumpeting software's ascent from the lowly PC to everything from cell phones to home entertainment.
No doubt, that move is already taking place. But it's unclear whether Microsoft's dominance in the computer industry will carry over to new consumer-oriented markets, or whether rivals such as Google and Apple will ultimately gain the upper hand.
In an interview just ahead of his farewell speech Sunday at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Gates spoke to CNET News.com about competitors, the future of DVD, and why all of those seamless connections between digital devices exist only in keynote speeches.