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Startup Stackdriver nets $5M to build cloud management

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Stackdriver, a Boston-based startup that wants to help companies run and manage their applications on and across public cloud infrastructure, has scored $5 million in Series A funding from Bain Capital Ventures. The company, which has thus far operated in stealth out of a conference room at Northeastern University, has...
Startup Stackdriver nets $5M to build cloud management
Bill Gates' charity is offering people $100K grants to invent a next-generation condom #truestory

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

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

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
Bill Gates, Ever The Company Man, Does A Reddit AMA, Claims "Bing Is The Better Product At This Point"

Apple's First Marketing Exec Badmouths '1984' Ad—Here's Today's Ad Brief (AAPL)

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The Guardian has released what is quite possibly the best ad we've seen all year (above). It delves into the hypothetical of how the media (both print, online, and social) would cover the case of the three little pigs today. Apple's first marketing expert, Regis McKenna, thinks that the...
Apple's First Marketing Exec Badmouths '1984' Ad—Here's Today's Ad Brief (AAPL)

Bill Gates Makes Progress On Reinvented Toilets

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Toilets are a waste. They are also simply out of reach for 2.6 billion people in developing nations, says the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). That's how folks who use no-tech alternatives like buckets or holes in the ground. Such lack of sanitation leads to typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and...
Bill Gates Makes Progress On Reinvented Toilets
Exclusive: Desire2Learn buys Bill Gates-backed 'virtual guidance counselor' Degree Compass

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'

A feisty Nathan Myhrvold defends his quest for 'Global Good'

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Nathan Myhrvold The scientists and researchers working for Intellectual Ventures have come up with lots of wild ideas over the years. Some of them have the potential to help the world, ranging from zapping mosquitoes to keeping vaccines refrigerated for long periods of time. And now Nathan Myhrvold, the former...
A feisty Nathan Myhrvold defends his quest for 'Global Good'
An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs

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

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
PayrollHero raises $1 million to punch out the time card in Southeast Asia

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
#1 in #2: Bill Gates reinvents the toilet
With $100M From The Gates Foundation & Others, inBloom Wants To Transform Education By Unleashing Its Data

8 Brain-Busting Interview Questions Apple Asks Potential Employees—Answered! (AAPL)

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Apple asks its future employees to solve Khan Academy brain teasers, we learned while digging around for information about the questions Apple recruiters asks. You may not have heard of the Khan Academy, but it's a serious brainiac-creating effort, a nonprofit backed by money from Google and the Bill and...
8 Brain-Busting Interview Questions Apple Asks Potential Employees—Answered! (AAPL)
Africa Gets Cutting-Edge Solar Broadband, Phones From Microsoft

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

Here's Why Psy Is Tweeting Emoticons At Bill Gates

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Improbable as it may sound, K-pop star Psy and tech giant Bill Gates have recently been tweeting at each other. Why is Psy sending Gates smiley faces? The two are both taking part in the international effort to end polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to fight...
Here's Why Psy Is Tweeting Emoticons At Bill Gates

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, GOOG, AMZN, DELL, AAPL, ORCL)

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Good morning to you. News: A new version of Windows 8 code-named "Windows Blue" leaked onto the Internet. Bill and Melinda Gates want to invest $100,000 to $1 million in someone who can make a better condom. The FAA "hopes to announce by the end of this year that it...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, GOOG, AMZN, DELL, AAPL, ORCL)

RT @ginidietrich: The president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation suggests to be a better boss, you must put away your BlackBerry http://nyti.ms/cjIMs0

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RT @ginidietrich: The president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation suggests to be a better boss, you must put away your BlackBerry http://nyti.ms/cjIMs0

Bill Gates calls for better ways to give teachers feedback; here's how tech can help

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Through his foundation, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is taking on a range of issues in education. But in his annual letter released Wednesday, he zeroed in on one area in particular: measuring and improving teacher progress. The big theme of the letter was innovation in measurement and the value of...
Bill Gates calls for better ways to give teachers feedback; here's how tech can help

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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