Bill Gates

4 days ago
When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. When it comes to criticizing the Democratic Party, nothing speaks like experience within the belly of the beast. Ralph Nader is living proof. After years of effectively pressuring congressional Democrats to protect consumers and the environment against corporate greed, he watched firsthand as the party bowed to the demands of Big Business during the Jimmy Carter administration.And then there’s Nick Brana, the leading activist behind the Movement for a People’s Party (MPP).  Like Nader, Brana isn’t content merely to expose the corruption of the dismal dollar Democrats—a party that late political scientist Sheldon Wolin rightly called “the inauthentic opposition.” He’s looking to replace them with something much better: Let’s call it an “authentic opposition.”Don’t let his tender age of 29 fool you. Brana has served his time inside the belly of t...
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1 week ago
He used to dismiss it as "a woo-woo thing," but now he embraces it as a productivity hack. 
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It's cuddle-up-with-a-book season, y'all. On Monday, Bill Gates released a list of his five favorite books of 2018 on his blog, without an Amazon link in sight.  SEE ALSO: Bill Gates really identifies with this 'Silicon Valley' character, but he has one complaint The recommendations include a meditation guide, a non-fiction look at autonomous warfare, the Theranos story, the memoir of a Mormon survivalist escapee, and a book that articulates a framework for worrying.  Dude's got range! He even published the list in video form. You can watch as Gates drives a wood-paneled car through a literary winter wonderland of his own making, complete with a fairy-lights DNA strand and a Christmas-ified robot battle. Read more...More about Books, Bill Gates, Tech, Books, and Celebrities
1 week ago
While Microsoft stock faltered under Steve Ballmer in the wake of its antitrust case and the departure of Bill Gates, it has come roaring back under Satya Nadella.
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1 week ago
The Microsoft co-founder and current co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made a tradition of releasing a December list of his favorite books of the year. Here's his 2018 list.
2 weeks ago
Among the events that happened on this day in history, Bill Gates adopted the name ‘Microsoft’ for his company.
2 weeks ago
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says Bill Gates is so wealthy he might not pick up this amount of money off the sidewalk.
2 weeks ago
When Microsoft went public in 1986, co-founder Bill Gates instantly became one of the richest people in the U.S.
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Think Again According to billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, the world’s current approach to fighting climate change isn’t just ineffective — it’s downright dangerous. On Sunday night, HBO aired the last episode of the four-part “Axios on HBO” documentary series. During the episode, Gates told Axios journalists Ina Fried and Amy Harder he believes too many people view […] The post Bill Gates: Wind and Solar Alone Can’t Fight Climate Change appeared first on Futurism.
2 weeks ago
Bill Gates said it's American to come up with ideas for helping the world, and it would be sad if the U.S. can't do for innovations that could lower greenhouse gases.
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3 weeks ago
It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying to invent a future, not by providing the next app," deGrasse Tyson tells CNBC Make It about the Tesla and SpaceX CEO. "What Elon Musk is doing is not simply giving us the next app that will be awesome on our smartphone," deGrasse Tyson says.
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3 weeks ago
Apropos of nothing, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has decided to share his thoughts on the HBO comedy Silicon Valley. On Monday, Gates published a new post on his blog — known as GatesNotes (seriously) — about the tech industry satire, which is currently in between seasons. Gates sees Silicon Valley as a rare example of pop culture getting life in the tech world "right."  SEE ALSO: The super chill guide to buying gifts for tech bros "If you really want to understand how Silicon Valley works today, you should watch the HBO series Silicon Valley," Gates wrote. Bill Gates: apparently not opposed to dick jokes!Image: giphy Read more...More about Hbo, Silicon Valley, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley Season 5, and Tech
November 16th, 2018
Intellectually, we all know that a billion is much more than a million. You know, 1,000 times more. We know that Jeff Bezos is a lot wealthier than Beyoncé for example, and that Bill Gates’ wealth puts the Kardashians to shame.Read more...
November 9th, 2018
Since 2011, the tech mogul has poured $200 million into developing new and improved toilets. At his Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, the innovations were showcased for the first time.
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November 8th, 2018
‘His foundation has spent $200m since 2011 funding reinvented toilets that kill germs and extinguish smells on the spot’
November 7th, 2018
Washington voters have likely defeated what would have been the United States' first-ever fee on carbon pollution. Although votes are still being counted, on Tuesday night The Seattle Times reported that after officials tallied nearly 2 million votes from all the state's precincts, 56 percent of voters opposed Initiative 1631 — the Carbon Emissions Fee Measure — which makes it exceedingly unlikely the law will pass.  If it did pass, the fee would have raised an estimated $2.3 billion in its first five years by leveling a fee on the state's largest carbon emitters. The defeated proposition faced unprecedented financial opposition from Big Oil, which organized a formidable campaign sponsored by the Western States Petroleum Association, an influential petroleum trade group. The measure would have put "a price on pollution and invests revenue in solutions," Becky Kelley, president of the Washington Environmental Council who helped draft the initiative, said i...
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November 6th, 2018
Bill Gates just brought a jar of human poop on stage during a speech. Yes, you read that right. To be fair, there was a good reason for Gates' use of the unusual prop. He was appearing at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, China, talking about the need for safe sanitation throughout the world and the Gates Foundation's role in funding better sanitation options.  SEE ALSO: Here’s the easiest way you can help end the global water crisis While talking about the diseases and other threats that comes to exposure to excrement in areas of the world without adequate sanitation, Gates plopped his jar of poop right next to him for full effect. Read more...More about Bill Gates, Sanitation, Toilets, Poop, and Social Good
November 6th, 2018
The Microsoft founder stunned the crowd at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing with a jar of human feces in his hand.
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November 6th, 2018
We hope Bill Gates washed his hands following his speech Tuesday at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing. The billionaire philanthropist took the stage with a jar of human feces. This stinky stunt at the showcase for new toilet technologies was sure to get people talking about sanitation, a pet cause of the Bill &...
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November 6th, 2018
With a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kicked off a “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China Tuesday.  
November 6th, 2018
A look at the age of Trump from November 2016 to November 2018 -- and beyond Who could forget that moment?  The blue [red] wave -- long promised but also doubted -- had, however modestly [however massively], hit Washington and [the Democrats had just retaken Congress] [the Republicans had held Congress] [the Democrats had taken the House].  The media, Fox News and the usual right-wing websites aside, hailed the moment. [Fox News and the usual right-wing websites cheered the president on.] Donald Trump’s grip on America had finally been broken [reinforced].  Celebrations were widespread.  Congressional investigations, possibly even impeachment, were only months and a new Congress away [were now a faint memory], and it was then, of course, that the unexpected struck.  It was then that President Trump, citing national security concerns and a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, began the process whose end point we, of course, already know...Okay, consider that the dystopian me s...
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November 6th, 2018
Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human ...
November 6th, 2018
The Microsoft co-founder’s Reinvented Toilet Expo featured innovative approaches to a global problem — the fact that billions have no access to safe sanitation.
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November 6th, 2018
Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China.
November 6th, 2018
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has kicked off a Reinvented Toilet Expo in China by using a jar of human faeces as a sidekick.
November 6th, 2018
BEIJING (AP) — With a jar of human feces on a podium next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has kicked off a “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China. The former CEO of software giant Microsoft said Tuesday that the technologies on display at the three-day expo in Beijing represent the most significant advances in sanitation […]
November 6th, 2018
Bill Gates surprised many when he brandished a jar of human waste at a forum on the future of the toilet in Beijing.
November 6th, 2018
U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer.
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November 6th, 2018
U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer.
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November 6th, 2018
U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn't need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer.
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November 4th, 2018
"I am certainly not saying that we should artificially slow down the move toward automation, and robotics is just a form of what we have been doing to date," founder of Microsoft added
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November 2nd, 2018
The VC fund backed by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other tech luminaries is offering early-stage startups access to its killer network.
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November 1st, 2018
A study of the 100 wealthiest Americans has found that most billionaires resemble the conservative Koch brothers more than the Bill Gates-style philanthropic tycoons, but choose to stay silent and let their wallets do the talking. Read Full Article at RT.com
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October 30th, 2018
Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Peter Thiel are just three of the billionaires chasing what the late physicist Stephen Hawking called humankind’s most promising technology. “It’s the SpaceX moment for fusion,” said Christofer Mowry, who runs the Bezos-backed General Fusion Inc. near Vancouver, Canada.
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October 29th, 2018
The notion of a singing Steve Jobs just did not compute. The producer of an aborted Broadway musical about the rivalry between the Apple co-founder and his personal computing nemesis Bill Gates lured investors by lying that Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and Microsoft were also backing the venture, a new lawsuit claims. Thirteen investors who put...
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October 26th, 2018
Microsoft's Bill Gates is a source of inspiration for many aspiring entrepreneurs. But for Alibaba's Jack Ma, he was a source of real frustration too.
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October 19th, 2018
Seahawks, Trail Blazers and Seattle Sounders owner Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, died on Monday at the age of 65 from complications from a recurrance of his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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October 19th, 2018
"Paul deserved more time in life. He would have made the most of it," Gates wrote in an essay in the Wall Street Journal.
October 18th, 2018
A self-lubricating latex condom is being developed by scientists that becomes slippery when wet and can remain so for 1,000 thrusts. The researchers report that typical intercourse consists of 100 to 500 thrusts (huh). BBC: It is thanks to a special, durable coating that should last throughout intercourse, says the team, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They hope it will make condoms more appealing to use and thereby prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as unwanted pregnancies. Without enough lubrication, sex can be painful and condoms may split or slip. When used correctly, condoms are a highly effective contraceptive, but not everyone likes them. They are often already lubricated to make them easier to use, but sometimes this might not be enough for comfort. People can add lubricant, but this can be messy and may need several applications, interrupting sex. Researchers say the self-lubricating condom, which becomes really slippery once it comes into...
October 18th, 2018
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2018/1008/r443971_1296x729_16-9.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Trent Alexander-Arnold improved on the performance of Bill Gates when he took on world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold believes The Reds can still develop despite being unbeaten in the Premier League. MANCHESTER, England - Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has told ESPN FC he would be happy to play at right-back for the rest of his career. Alexander-Arnold came through the club's academy ranks as a midfielder and was used centrally by Jurgen Klopp in last season's home game against Stoke. Academy coaches believed moulding him into a full-back would give him the best chance of a breakthrough, and the England international said he was happy to stay in the role he played in the Champions...
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October 17th, 2018
For the last 35 years of his life, Paul Allen lived unapologetically large. But he was still best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, the company he started with Bill Gates.
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October 17th, 2018
Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft - whose
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October 16th, 2018
Yesterday, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away at the age of 65 following a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and today, Bill Gates shared a few thoughts on the man he says changed his life. "When I think about Paul, I remember a passionate...
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October 16th, 2018
This business was "crucial" to Microsoft's future success, said the company's late co-founder Paul Allen.
October 16th, 2018
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.
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October 16th, 2018
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries have launched an initiative to accelerate and expand ways for the world to adapt to climate change. Ban is leading the Global Commission on Adaptation with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. Its mandate is to encourage […]
October 16th, 2018
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.
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October 16th, 2018
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.
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October 16th, 2018
Despite leaving the company in the early 1990s, he remained a powerful force in technology and charity work for decades
October 16th, 2018
'Personal computing would not have existed without' Allen, Bill Gates said, but that was just one of his many achievements
October 16th, 2018
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. No one had more influence on professional sports in the Pacific Northwest than
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October 16th, 2018
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, has died. Allen and Gates met while attending a private school in north Seattle.
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October 15th, 2018
Paul Allen, the taciturn computer programmer who founded the software behemoth Microsoft with Bill Gates when he was 22 and walked away eight years later with what would become one of the largest fortunes in the history of American capitalism, died Monday in Seattle. He was 65. The cause was complications...
October 15th, 2018
Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend," Allen's sister Jody said in a statement announcing his death. In recent years, Allen was known as the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, and part owner of the Major League Soccer team the Seattle Sounders, along with a variety of business and charitable ventures.
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October 15th, 2018
Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports owner, died yesterday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65.
October 15th, 2018
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, has died at the age of 65.
October 15th, 2018
Paul Gardner Allen, who died Oct. 15, 2018, had a wide-ranging portfolio of accomplishments and interests. Here are some highlights of his life: 1953: Born January 21, 1953 in Seattle to Kenneth Sam Allen and Edna Faye (Gardner) Allen 1965: Begins 7th grade at Lakeside School, where he meets Bill Gates and begins using the […]
October 15th, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he's also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy. Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. SEE ALSO: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died from cancer "My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend," Allen's sister, Jody, said in a statement. While Allen left Microsoft in 1983 following a protracted dispute with Bill Gates over his share of the company, Allen held onto his shares, resulting in him becoming a billionaire after the company went public three years later. Read more...More about Sports, Microsoft, Nfl, Football, and Paul Allen
October 15th, 2018
Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. Allen, an avid sports fan, owned the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.
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October 15th, 2018
Paul Allen, who co-founded tech giant Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Seattle Times reporter Matt Day.
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