Watch Pirates of Silicon Valley
- 1 hr 35 min
Pirates of Silicon Valley explores the birth of two of the giants of personal computing in Apple and Microsoft. The film tells the intertwining stories of the two companies as it explores the lives of the founders of the companies, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak. This made for TV movie tells the stories of the main characters in the film from the years 1971 through 1997, with the announcement of a deal between Apple and Microsoft in 1997 prompting Wozniak to relate the story of how the pair began the formation of their company. Much of the story of Jobs and Gates is told through the flashbacks and narration of business partners and friends, with the character of Wozniak used to relate the rise to prominence of Jobs. The character of Bill Gates is shown over a similar period of time, with the various meetings between the pair covered, including the infamous snub for Gates by Jobs when Microsoft was starting on its road to personal computer dominance. The life of Bill Gates is narrated through the eyes of his friends Steve Ballmer and Paul Allen.