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Almost half of poor Americans go to the library for Internet

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There's more data coming in on the extent to which low income Americans depend on public institutions for broadband. A new report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says that 44 percent of those living below the poverty level access e-mail and the Web via their local...
Almost half of poor Americans go to the library for Internet

Melinda Gates Will Save Thousands Of Lives With Birth Control

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Melinda Gates has been married to billionaire Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, since 1994. But Melinda is no trophy wife. She's a brilliant, strong-minded businesswoman and philanthropist who's intent on changing the world. In fact, she took the number one spot on our list of Women Who Are Changing...
Melinda Gates Will Save Thousands Of Lives With Birth Control
Bill Gates, Ever The Company Man, Does A Reddit AMA, Claims "Bing Is The Better Product At This Point"

Bill Gates offers candid answers during Reddit's ask-me-anything-session

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Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates let it all hang out on Monday answering questions during an ask-me-anything session on Reddit. Gates wanted questions to focus on his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving healthcare and reducing poverty around the world. This being...
Bill Gates offers candid answers during Reddit's ask-me-anything-session

Sheryl Sandberg Leads the Tech Pack on Forbes' Women in Power List

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Boss. (Photo: flickr.com/jurvetson) Forbes has just released its rankings of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Many of the honorees are exactly those you’d expect–German chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, the list also serves a kind of unofficial assessment of who’s in and who’s out in...
Sheryl Sandberg Leads the Tech Pack on Forbes' Women in Power List

Gates Foundation offers $100k for 'next-gen condom'

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that if condoms actually felt better to use, global health could improve substantially. [Read more]...
Gates Foundation offers $100k for 'next-gen condom'
Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Hack Ed-Tech for Good

Bill Gates: Polio Will Be Eradicated In Six Years

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In another six years, polio will be wiped off the planet, Bill Gates said on an interview on the "Colbert Report." This will be only the second time in human history that we eradicated a disease. (Can you name the first one? Answer at the end of this post.) Last...
Bill Gates: Polio Will Be Eradicated In Six Years

Bill Gates Holding AMA Session On Reddit Right Now (MSFT)

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Bill Gates is holding an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit right now. We imagine most of the discussion will focus on Gates' work through the Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, but we're keeping track of the thread for anything juicy.  You can follow the the AMA here. You should...
Bill Gates Holding AMA Session On Reddit Right Now (MSFT)
An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs

Bill Gates sent special letter to Jobs before his passing

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In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Bill Gates sat down to talk, among other things, about his relationship with Steve Jobs. Gates recalled his often up and down relationship with Jobs changing somewhat after the launch of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007: “Steve and I...
Bill Gates sent special letter to Jobs before his passing

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

John Sculley-backed health startup Audax raises $21M, SEC filing says

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Audax Health, a digital health startup backed by former Apple CEO John Sculley and a group of established health professionals, has raised $21 million in debt, options and other securities, according to an SEC filing. The filing, first spotted by the Washington Business Journal, indicates that the funding is part...
John Sculley-backed health startup Audax raises $21M, SEC filing says
Education is a hack, in a good way
PayrollHero raises $1 million to punch out the time card in Southeast Asia

Bill Gates speaks of world's difficult fight to eradicate polio

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Billionaire Microsoft chairman delivers Richard Dimbleby lecture and reveals his dedication to fighting the diseaseBill Gates has given a lecture in London in which he described the battle to eradicate polio as one of the most difficult tasks the world has ever faced.The billionaire Microsoft chairman, who launched the Bill...
Bill Gates speaks of world's difficult fight to eradicate polio

Bill Gates: education needs much more than just 1 percent of R&D spending

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Investments in education technology are beginning to rival the boom in the late 1990s, causing some to wonder if another bubble is brewing. But, speaking to a packed auditorium of educators and technologists at the SXSWedu education technology conference in Austin, Bill Gates said that given the impact of education...
Bill Gates: education needs much more than just 1 percent of R&D spending

How 15 Tech Millionaires And Billionaires Spend Their Fortunes

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If you'd founded a tech company worth billions of dollars, what would you do with your cash? That's a high-class problem faced by the moguls on this list. Naturally, many of them buy expensive things, like cars, houses, planes--even islands. But even if you're Larry Ellison, with a seemingly endless...
How 15 Tech Millionaires And Billionaires Spend Their Fortunes
With $100M From The Gates Foundation & Others, inBloom Wants To Transform Education By Unleashing Its Data

Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Invent a Next-Gen Condom

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(Photo: Core77) Say what you will about techies and charitable giving, but Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has established himself as one of the most important philanthropists in the world, even nabbing a spot on Businessweek’s list of most generous people. Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Gates and his wife...
Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Invent a Next-Gen Condom
Africa Gets Cutting-Edge Solar Broadband, Phones From Microsoft

Microsoft marks $1 billion milestone for employee giving program as it kicks off 30th campaign

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Microsoft has announced that its US employees have raised over $1 billion during the almost 30 years of the company’s charitable giving program. Started in 1983, the initiative has brought in donations for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations based n the US. “I’m incredibly proud of our employees,...
Microsoft marks $1 billion milestone for employee giving program as it kicks off 30th campaign

Facing Societal Obstacles To Build A Better Condom

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Let's get all the snickering out of the way first: yes, Bill Gates is funding condom research. But the reasoning behind the new initiative is more important than improving awkward experiences by the glow of the dashboard light: this is about saving lives and enhancing quality of life in developing...
Facing Societal Obstacles To Build A Better Condom

Bill Gates Is $7 Billion Richer Than He Was A Year Ago (MSFT)

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After giving away $28 billion, Bill Gates is no longer the third-richest man in the world. He's the second-richest.  You read that right. Despite his considerable, praiseworthy charity work, the Microsoft cofounder is getting wealthier. In 2012, he wound up $7 billion ahead with a net worth of $63.4 billion, according...
Bill Gates Is $7 Billion Richer Than He Was A Year Ago (MSFT)

Gates Foundation collaborates with Manchester University to develop potable toilet water

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It's an unsettling thought, having to drink water from that bowl in your bathroom, but if the need ever arose, wouldn't you be glad to know it was clean and safe? Dr. Sarah Haigh, a researcher into the properties of nanomaterials at Manchester University, is currently pursuing this goal...
Gates Foundation collaborates with Manchester University to develop potable toilet water

Microsoft employees raised $100.5m for charity in 2011, totalling $946m since 1983

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Microsoft has announced that its employee giving campaign helped to raise $100.5 million last year, donating money to more than 18,000 community organisations in the US and around the world. The figure, which includes Microsoft’s contribution via its company match, means that since 1983, the Redmond-based company has raised more...
Microsoft employees raised $100.5m for charity in 2011, totalling $946m since 1983

EdSurge Nabs $400K From Washington Post, NewSchools To Be A Resource For All Things EdTech

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When I decided to begin covering the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and education more seriously, my first goal was to seek out the best resources, or community watering holes, for edtech information. Anyone who has embarked on a similar quest will tell you that, while sites like Inside Higher Ed...
EdSurge Nabs $400K From Washington Post, NewSchools To Be A Resource For All Things EdTech

Live chat: can the poor bank on financial services?

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What are the best ways to provide access to financial services that can reduce income inequality and increase economic growth? Join the debate, Thursday 9 May, from 1pm BSTUnlike some development activities which seem far removed from the needs of people in developing countries, providing access to financial services is...
Live chat: can the poor bank on financial services?

Bill Gates on Philanthropy, Steve Jobs and the Microsoft Product That Never Was

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, creator of the Windows software platform and one of the richest people in the world, has a hundred bucks in his pocket right now. But you probably won’t be getting any of it. That’s from a cutesy one-off question Gates answered on Monday afternoon while...
Bill Gates on Philanthropy, Steve Jobs and the Microsoft Product That Never Was

Emerging free iOS apps: Draw Something, Khan Academy and Gardens of Time

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This week Inside Mobile Apps is pleased to announce we are changing the way that we track the movement of iOS apps as they rise and fall on the free, paid and top grossing charts. From now on, our charts will be put together using AppData, Inside Network’s traffic tracking...
Emerging free iOS apps: Draw Something, Khan Academy and Gardens of Time
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