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Bill Gates: tablets in the classroom have a 'terrible track record'
Geek Movies: The Top 10 Most Inspirational Films For Techies

Cheating DeathWatch: Microsoft Isn't Dead Yet

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The ReadWrite DeathWatch is known for serving up plenty of doom, gloom and grumpiness. But for the Holiday Season, we're going to take a slightly different tack, and highlight companies and technologies that Cheated Death - that might have died, but didn't. First up for the Cheating DeathWatch is Microsoft,...
Cheating DeathWatch: Microsoft Isn't Dead Yet

You and This YouTube Video Can Stop A Warlord: KONY 2012

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Joseph Kony is one of world’s worst war criminals. By using the Internet to make him famous, he can be brought to justice. The Invisible Children project’s goal is to reach 20 culture makers including Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates and 12 policy makers including John Kerry and Mitt Romney...
You and This YouTube Video Can Stop A Warlord: KONY 2012

From Altair to iPad: 35 years of personal computer market share

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How times change: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in 1997. Nick Fitzherbert Back in 2005, we charted 30 years of personal computer market share to show graphically how the industry had developed, who succeeded and when, and how some iconic names eventually faded away completely. With the rise of whole...
From Altair to iPad: 35 years of personal computer market share

Top 10 Geeks We Envy

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Bill Gates is wiping out deadly diseases and Nicholas Negroponte is bringing technology to remote corners of the globe. That’s great, but when was the last time either of those guys wound up on TMZ? No, the uber nerds we really want to emulate are the guys with awesome technical...
Top 10 Geeks We Envy
An emotional Bill Gates details his last visit with Steve Jobs

How I Became A 19-Year-Old Associate VC

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Editor’s note: Alex Banayan is an associate at Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage technology venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. He is nineteen years old (and thus this post could really use a #humblebrag in the title). To stay connected with Alex, sign up for his newsletter...
How I Became A 19-Year-Old Associate VC

Video: Microsoft unveils its answer to Apple’s iPad

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Yes, it runs Windows. And it comes with a stand and a keyboard. http://youtu.be/jozTK-MqEXQ FORTUNE — It’s easy to forget that Bill Gates announced the specs for Microsoft’s (MSFT) first tablet computer in 2001, nearly a decade before Apple (AAPL) came out with the iPad. In Hollywood Tuesday, Steve Ballmer took...
Video: Microsoft unveils its answer to Apple’s iPad

Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

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Users 'frustrated' by limitations of devices, says Microsoft co-founder, implying many will look to move to Surface productsUsers of iPad and Android tablets might not have noticed, but a lot of them are "frustrated" because they "can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have [Microsoft] Office there." At least...
Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

Microsoft Windows head Steven Sinofsky to leave company

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Departure comes two weeks after the launch of Windows 8 amid reports of growing friction between top execs at firmSteven Sinofsky, the head of the Windows division at Microsoft who had been seen by some as a future chief executive of the software giant, is to leave the company.The shock...
Microsoft Windows head Steven Sinofsky to leave company

9 Things Microsoft Does Right

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M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System." - Urban Dictionary, 2004. "Microsoft sucks." Too many times, the conversation stops there. Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it...
9 Things Microsoft Does Right
Why start up in Boston?

Bill Gates-backed Liquid Metal Battery is now . . . Ambri

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A promising battery startup backed by Bill Gates, Liquid Metal Battery, has changed its name to. . . Ambri.  The company, which is the brainchild of MIT Professor Don Sadoway, says the new name is a nod to Cambridge, which is where the company was founded. Ambri CEO Phil Giudice tells...
Bill Gates-backed Liquid Metal Battery is now . . . Ambri

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

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In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes", the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand. [Read more]...
Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

Meet Microsoft's First Surface Tablet - From 21 Years Ago

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Twenty-one years ago, Microsoft debuted the first Surface tablet, complete with handwriting recognition and gestures. It wasn't called the Surface then. In fact, the prototype tablet that a young, charming Bill Gates showed off was an unnamed prototype from NCR running Windows 3.1. In a video lost among the millions on...
Meet Microsoft's First Surface Tablet - From 21 Years Ago

Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone

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Whether or not one believes Khan Academy is helping to reinvent education, it’s hard to dispute the fact that Khan (and now his team) are an educational video-producing machine, or that the platform continues to diversify. In part, that started with the release of its iPad app in March. This...
Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone

5+ Ways Entrepreneurs are Different from Everyone Else

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Successful entrepreneurs are really smart. Just look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, guys who could get a lobotomy and still do your math homework. But intelligence is not the defining characteristic of successful entrepreneurship. Instead, the secret is a more prosaic quality: good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness. That’s the conclusion...
5+ Ways Entrepreneurs are Different from Everyone Else
All Things D is Haunted by the Man Who Isn’t Here

Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet

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Toilets that microwave poo or turn it into charcoal are put on show at the Gates Foundation Reinvent the Toilet fair....
Bill Gates backs 'future' toilet

Bill Gates Gets Emotional Talking About His Last Visit With Steve Jobs (MSFT, AAPL)

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Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates has fond memories of his biggest rival, Apple founder Steve Jobs.  In an interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes, Gates became emotional when he spoke about his last conversation with Jobs before he passed away in October 2011.  The two tech executives discussed...
Bill Gates Gets Emotional Talking About His Last Visit With Steve Jobs (MSFT, AAPL)

Mark Zuckerberg Donates Half A Billion Dollars' Worth Of Stock To Charity

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The gesture has been "Liked" almost 170,000 times on Facebook. Almost two years to the day since Mark Zuckerberg promised to give half of his wealth away to charitable causes, the Facebook founder has announced (on his Facebook page, natch) a donation that amounts to around half a billion...
Mark Zuckerberg Donates Half A Billion Dollars' Worth Of Stock To Charity

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian island

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Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys 98% of Hawaii's sixth-largest island of Lanai for sum reported to be around $600mBillionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has bought 98% of Hawaii's sixth-largest island, the state's governor announced on Wednesday.Ellison, ranked as the third-richest man in the US, is purchasing the property from...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian island

Why the world needs to start embracing introverts

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For the past several nights I’ve been quiet. I’ve practiced yoga, made vegetable soups and curled up on my sofa to watch TED Talks. The truth is, I love being alone. My downtime is my time. I feel anxious when my calendar doesn’t leave time for pause and reflection. But...
Why the world needs to start embracing introverts

In the Sinofsky Departure, Bill Gates Sided With the Other Steve (Ballmer) at Microsoft

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Sometimes — even in the most complex of organizations, which software behemoth Microsoft most certainly is — it does come down to a simple choice. And, in the case of the seemingly sudden departure of Windows head Steve Sinofsky yesterday, several high-level sources at the company said that it...
In the Sinofsky Departure, Bill Gates Sided With the Other Steve (Ballmer) at Microsoft
Google v Samsung: who will win this battle of the handsets?
Collected Videos of Late Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs at D, Now Free on iTunes

Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft

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Last night's 60 Minutes gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at how the Foundation is using the ethos of a technology company to meet humanitarian challenges,...
Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft

Aaron Sorkin Confirmed as Screenwriter for Film Adaptation of Steve Jobs' Biography

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Sony Pictures today announced that Aaron Sorkin will indeed serve as the screenwriter for the studio's upcoming film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Sorkin, who is famous for his work on The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball, and A Few Good Men, noted late last...
Aaron Sorkin Confirmed as Screenwriter for Film Adaptation of Steve Jobs' Biography
Bill Gates welcomes @BillClinton to Twitter, officially this time
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