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Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

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I hate to break the news to you, but if you moved to Silicon Valley to get billionaire-rich off an earth-shattering tech startup, you're almost certain to fail. While tech continues to represent nearly 20% of the S&P 500 and is a key factor in driving the global economy, your...
Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

Andreessen Horowitz Makes a Philanthropic Move

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In a big philanthropic statement, venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz said its six general partners intend to donate at least half of all their lifetime venture-capital earnings to charity. Associated Press Marc Andreessen, left, and his longtime business partner Ben Horowitz, who founded their own venture firm in 2009. To kick...
Andreessen Horowitz Makes a Philanthropic Move
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Bill Gates addresses cybersecurity threats, then gets hacked

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stopped by the Washington Post today and spoke about his support for addressing the threats of cybersecurity. Coincidentally, Gates today became the latest celebrity to have his credit card, social security and other information posted online as part of an ongoing celebrity doxxing fiasco. Gates’ SSN, date of...
Bill Gates addresses cybersecurity threats, then gets hacked

Microsoft Has Lost Its `Audacity,' Former Top Exec Says

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Joachim Kempin joined Microsoft in 1983 and spent almost 20 years at the company. For much of that time he oversaw Microsoft's relations with the company's hardware partners. He helped orchestrate Microsoft's rise to industry dominance, but also crafted some of the practices that landed Microsoft in hot water with...
Microsoft Has Lost Its `Audacity,' Former Top Exec Says

Bill Gates-owned Corbis unveils music licensing service GreenLight Music

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Corbis may be best known for licensing digital images. But the Seattle company, started by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 1989, is expanding its footprint in the digital music arena today with the launch of GreenLight Music. Some heavyweights from the industry have already lined up behind the effort, namely...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis unveils music licensing service GreenLight Music

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project

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Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in the Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. There are several plans under way as a part of the project, with one of the first being a new...
Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project

Bill Gates: ‘Cheap energy is like a fantastic vaccine’

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back in the news, talking about the importance of nuclear power. And while the software titan is bullish on the energy source, it will likely be another decade until we see a nuclear reactor from the Bellevue company he’s backing alongside Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan...
Bill Gates: ‘Cheap energy is like a fantastic vaccine’

Bill Gates: 'Steve Jobs was always cooler than me'

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has admitted that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was "always cooler" than him. During an interview on US political comedy show The Colbert Report, presenter Steven Colbert said to Gates: "People say "what a cool guy, what a cool guy Steve Jobs was." You are...
Bill Gates: 'Steve Jobs was always cooler than me'

Voracious reader Bill Gates shares his favorite books of the summer

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Want to get inside the mind of one of the world’s richest men? Just take a look at his bookshelf. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has shared his summer reading list, displaying a wide variety of non-fiction titles that cover everything from life in urban slums to the economics of energy...
Voracious reader Bill Gates shares his favorite books of the summer

I Love You, Man: Gates Lashes Himself to Ballmer Over Microsoft's Mobile "Mistake"

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In a wide-ranging interview with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning, Microsoft Chairman and co-founder Bill Gates made a little news — or a lot of it if you are a reader of internal tea leaves at the software giant — in noting that the company’s early mobile strategy...
I Love You, Man: Gates Lashes Himself to Ballmer Over Microsoft's Mobile "Mistake"

Boot up: Samsung on Apple, serendipitous visits, Home Depot dumps BlackBerry and more

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Plus Apple has more Australian maps trouble, a random comment generator just for you, modern Microsoft under fire from the old one, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMicrosoft has lost its audacity, former top exec says >> ReadWrite[Joachim] Kempin...
Boot up: Samsung on Apple, serendipitous visits, Home Depot dumps BlackBerry and more

Gates: Jobs kept my letter by his bed

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Despite harsh words he reportedly said about Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Apple founder Steve Jobs kept a letter from Gates by his bed as he died, according to The (U.K.) Telegraph newspaper. "I......
Gates: Jobs kept my letter by his bed

Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Friendship on the mend?

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The publication of Paul Allen’s book last year reportedly caused a “rift” with his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, over Allen’s unvarnished and at times very unflattering portrayal of Gates. But it looks they may have patched things up, in the spirit of the Olympics. At the very least, they’re hanging...
Bill Gates and Paul Allen: Friendship on the mend?

Where are the green startups?

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At the TED conference last month, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called on researchers and entrepreneurs to create "energy miracles" in order to come up with innovate ways to reduce carbon emissions. But, according to a list released this week by Greentech Media, it is unlikely those miracles will be coming...
Where are the green startups?

Bill Gates backs cancer test startup to create a precise genomic tumor blueprint

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Bill Gates Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is tossing his support behind a Cambridge, Massachusetts company by the name of Foundation Medicine which is developing new tests for cancer.  Gates is among the investors pumping $13.5 million into the company, bringing Foundation’s latest round of financing to $56 million. “Advances in...
Bill Gates backs cancer test startup to create a precise genomic tumor blueprint

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

Before he died, Steve Jobs kept a letter from Bill Gates by his bed

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In a new interview, Microsoft founder Bill Gates reveals he wrote a letter to Steve Jobs before he passed away, and the letter apparently meant so much to Jobs that he kept it at his bedside....
Before he died, Steve Jobs kept a letter from Bill Gates by his bed

Bill Gates Gives SXSW Education Conference Keynote, Cites $9 Billion "Tipping Point" In Digital Learning

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"We've gone from a blackboard to a whiteboard," Gates said. And also: "Yoda is a great teacher." "I'm an optimist," declared Microsoft and Gates Foundation founder Bill Gates during his standing-ovation keynote address this morning at the South by Southwest Education conference, explaining his belief in the power of...
Bill Gates Gives SXSW Education Conference Keynote, Cites $9 Billion "Tipping Point" In Digital Learning
Steve Jobs’s biographer says ‘thermonuclear’ anger at Google was real

Bill Gates: The world can defeat polio

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates on why the disease will be defeated...
Bill Gates: The world can defeat polio

Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

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Corbis, the digital image company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, must pay $12.75 million in damages as part of a three-year fraud and breach of contract case brought by Infoflows, according to a decision by the Washington State Court of Appeals.  That’s down from an initial $36 million in...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case
Paul Allen bankrolls documentary film that touts promise of nuclear power
Gladwell: In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten and Bill Gates will be honored [video]

Ex-Microsoft Exec Says Ballmer Targets And Expels Threats To His Throne

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Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is not the right leader for the world's largest software company but holds his grip on it by systematically forcing out any rising manager who challenges his authority, claims a former senior executive who has written a book about his time at the company....
Ex-Microsoft Exec Says Ballmer Targets And Expels Threats To His Throne
Rx for a carbon-warmed planet: Sulfuric acid?

Microsoft Previews Its Most Important Piece Of Software In Decades

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is scrambling to preserve what's left of its kingdom. Since the company released its Windows operating system in 1985, most of the sequels have been variations on the same theme. Not that it mattered much. Regardless of the software's quality, Microsoft managed to remain...
Microsoft Previews Its Most Important Piece Of Software In Decades

Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said he supports a wide-ranging debate on corporate tax, as governments in the U.S. and elsewhere step up scrutiny of the tax practices used by multinationals on their overseas income....
Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny
Microsoft milestone: Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer mark $1 billion in giving (Photos)
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