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Bill Gates says 'tougher action' needed to combat COVID-19

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates has ramped up his calls for tougher U.S. action to beat COVID-19 and urged a “consistent” nationwide shutdown in an op-ed published in the Washington Post.

No, Bill Gates is not buying a hydrogen-powered superyacht

Sinot's concept yacht - Aqua, made the news over the past weekend when international media published stories saying that billionaire Bill Gates had purchased the $644 million luxury vessel. However, the Aqua is not for sale says Sinot.

Gates launches not-for-profit biotech arm

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have launched a not-for-profit biotechnology company. The Medical Research Institute’s goals are to eradicate malaria, accelerate the end of the tuberculosis epidemic, and end diarrheal deaths in children.

Bill Gates backs holographic beamforming market

Holographic beamforming is a new communications technique, superior to other methods for delivering ultrafast data. The technology has attracted the interest of Bill Gates who has selected one start-up for funding.

Bill Gates buys $80m of land to build 'smart city' in Arizona

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has bought 25,000 acres of land in Arizona to create a new smart city called Belmont. Located a short distance from Phoenix, the site has cost Gates' investment firm Cascade Investment LLC $80m to acquire.

Bill Gates boosts Energy Department's endangered ARPA-E program

On September 12, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $82 million in early-stage research in concentrating solar power and power electronics would be made available, despite Trump's 2018 budget request that the DOE's ARPA-E be eliminated.

Bill Gates 'optimistic' about the future — but Trump worries him

Bill Gates hasn't kept quiet about his thoughts on President Donald Trump and the future of the United States. In December, Gates told CNBC that "there can be a very upbeat message" about a Trump administration.

Goldman Sachs and Bill Gates invest in scientist social network

ResearchGate, the social media network for scientists, announced on Tuesday that it quietly raised $52.6 million (£42.3 million) from a cohort of big name investors in November 2015 to help it scale its business.

Mark Zuckerberg is officially the new Bill Gates

Back in the '90s, before memes were really a thing, it was kind of a meme to pass around pictures of Bill Gates as a Borg — the cyborg baddies of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fame.

Smartphones 'strained' Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer's friendship

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed his decision to turn Microsoft into a hardware company in a recent interview. Ballmer said his smartphone push "strained" his relationship with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, causing them to "drift apart."

Leaked email shows Tim Cook, Bill Gates were potential VP picks

Wikileaks has released the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. The leaks document conversations concerning a variety of topics related to the election, including a list of the nominee’s options for her running mate.

Bill Gates investment looks to keep biofuel company going strong

Billionaire and energy aficionado Bill Gates has announced his latest investment is in a biotechnology company that turns biomass into fuel and bioplastics.

Bolivia tells Bill Gates 'We do not need any gifted chicks'

Bill Gates recently donated over 100,000 chickens to impoverished countries around the world, but Bolivia, one country earmarked to receive a donation refused the gift outright, saying it was an insult to them.

Gates pledges action to stop malaria deaths

Liverpool - Bill Gates and a consortium of charitable bodies and governments are aiming to end deaths from malaria. Behind this aim is a multi-million investment from the British government.

Bill Gates letter to Microsoft employees on 40th anniversary

Microsoft marked 40 years of creating personal computing products on April 4, 2015, and Bill Gates marked the anniversary with an email to all employees.

Op-Ed: Bill Gates warns against artificial intelligence

The debate regarding artificial intelligence has reached the commercial sphere. Bill Gates has joined Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk in warning of the risks to humanity from artificial intelligence. In an interview on Reddit, he explained his views.

GlaxoSmithKline asks for regulatory approval of malaria vaccine

Researchers at GlaxoSmithKline believe they have finally developed an effective vaccine for Malaria. Now they need government approval to finish and deploy the latest version.

Op-Ed: Microsoft needs a PR boost after layoffs; should buy Yahoo!

Microsoft has taken a big PR hit after announcing that it will lay off 18,000 employees. The tech giant needs a PR boost and a revamped image, which it might get by...buying Yahoo!

Bill Gates Foundation donates funding to wireless birth control

Bill Gates has both contributed both ideas and funding for a device that would give women an easy way to access birth control. A long-lasting implant would be placed in the body and be switched on or off to release drugs with a wireless transmitter.

Op-Ed: Bill Gates hosts AMA on Reddit

Beginning at roughly 1 p.m. EST and lasting for about two hours, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft founder Bill Gates was available via Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything).

Bill Gates predicts almost no poor countries by 2035

Bill Gates has predicted that by 2035 there will be virtually no poor countries in the world. According to information from the World Bank there are officially 35 poor countries in the world today where citizens live with low or no income.

Poll: Bill Gates the most admired person in the world

The Microsoft founder, philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates is the most admired person in the world, according to a new poll.

Bill Gates sees fortune grow

The world's richest man, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, increased his fortune by $15.8 billion, to $78.5 billion over 2013.

Op-Ed: Putin world’s most powerful person — Forbes

Sydney - Vladimir Putin can’t be called a popularity seeker, but Forbes rates him as the most powerful man in the world, followed by Barack Obama and Xi Jingping. Pope Francis came in fourth, followed by Angela Merkel and Bill Gates.

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to offer free coding lesson has a new campaign called 'Hour of Code" and they have enlisted some of the tech world's most well-known figures to help students understand computer programming.

Bill Gates passes Mexico's Carlos Slim as world's richest man

For 20 straight years Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been the richest man in America and at moments, the world's wealthiest man. He has now again surpassed telecom billionaire Carlos Slim to become the richest person on the planet.

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer retiring within 12 months

Microsoft has announced that its chief executive, Steve Ballmer, who joined the company in 1980, will retire within 12 months. The retirement will come after a special committee can find his successor.

Bill Gates reported to invest in social network for scientists

Berlin - Microsoft co-founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates is reported to have placed a quiet investment in the Berlin-based scientific social network company ResearchGate, reflecting his long-held interests in science.

Video: Slingshot Channel's condom applicator slingshot gun

The YouTube video introduces the world to the first Condom Applicator Slingshot Gun (CASG), the Slingshot Channel's answer to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's $100,000 grand condom challenge.

Microsoft Home: A sneak peek at the home of the future

The first Microsoft Home was built in 1994 to show people how technology could transform everyday experiences, and now the reinvented full-scale model home continues imagine a future in which interacting with computers is as comfortable as coming home.
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Bill Gates takes a very on-hands approach to all of his charity work, from visiting tech companies to speaking at events.
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Bill Gates in his Microsoft office in Bellevue, WA in 1980. Gates was 25 years old at the time.
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Warren Buffett (right) sits beside Bill and Melinda Gates at a Town Hall meeting.
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Hex dump of the Blaster virus, showing a message left for Microsoft CEO Bill Gates by the virus programmer
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Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for a nationwide shutdown on Tuesday, arguing it would be the most effective way to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates shortly after signing a major contract with IBM to write software for their upcoming line of PCs in 1981.
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The game-changing bivalent oral polio vaccine is used for the first time ever in Jalalabad in Decemb...
The game-changing bivalent oral polio vaccine is used for the first time ever in Jalalabad in December 2009.
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Bill Gates meets with young men who have been circumcised or will be circumcised at the Bophelo Pele Male Circumcision Clinic in Orange Farm, South Africa. Gates says circumcision is an important step in AIDS prevention.
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