Bill Gates said Steve Jobs caught Microsoft ‘flat-footed’ with launch of iTunes Store

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was caught off guard with the launch and structure of Apple’s iTunes Store in 2003, a feat that put Gates in catch-up mode, according to an internal email that surfaced this week.

Gates and JobsDug up by Internal Tech Emails and posted to Twitter, Gates’ correspondence was made public in the Comes v. Microsoft class action lawsuit from 2000.

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