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On Sat, 28 Jun 97 02:31:19 -0600, stevepcspdxedu wrote: <<Wireless Technology? .....

Gates is teamed up with a guy by the name of Craig McCaw in a venture called Teledesic...

But what is Mr. McCaws current project? Nextel Communications, a company which has been quietly building the largest guaranteed all digital cellular network in the country....

I find the connection intriguing, if not a bit scary. >>


Yes, very intriguing. My understanding is that this is a private investment by Gates, and does not directly involve Microsoft. As I recall, it is a $1 billion wager. I wonder on what basis Gates decides to make a strictly personal investment? Would the Microsoft BoD not have approved it (is that even how corporate venture investments work)?

TMF Nico (who should have such decisons to make)
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