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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 ranks #3 on list of most powerful women

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Melinda Gates Move over Oprah. Melinda Gates is out to change the world, and she’s moving up the list of the most powerful women. Forbes released its annual ranking of the 100 most powerful women in the world, and Seattle’s very own philanthropic powerhouse ranked third behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...
Melinda Gates ranks #3 on list of most powerful women

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

UniversityNow: Another VC-Backed Online College, But This One's Not Elite

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UniversityNow has raised $17.3 million in new funding to make college more accessible. The company is looking to create a network of affordable online colleges for adults. They will be high quality, but not necessarily elite, like some other new online learning efforts. UniversityNow CEO Gene Wade San Francisco-based UniversityNow’s Series...
UniversityNow: Another VC-Backed Online College, But This One's Not Elite

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

Malaria vaccine test results disappoint

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Scientists testing malaria vaccine on children in Kenya find its effect is reduced over time but say it still prevents many casesOptimism over the new malaria vaccine being tested in Africa could be set to fall after results suggested its effect could reduce over time and that it disappears fastest...
Malaria vaccine test results disappoint

How tech companies are waking up to global responsibilities, opportunities

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This post is brought to you by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Grand Challenges Exploration. What’s This? For the private sector, making money isn’t enough anymore. It’s not enough for Walmart to have a market capitalization of $200 billion — more than the GDP of 147...
How tech companies are waking up to global responsibilities, opportunities

Bullets hit Gates Foundation HQ in weekend incident

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A weekend shooting near Seattle Center damaged windows at the headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Seattle Police Department says. No one was injured, and the Gates Foundation doesn’t appear to have been the target of the shooting, which also damaged cars that were parked in the...
Bullets hit Gates Foundation HQ in weekend incident
Visterra completes $26M round to prevent and treat infectious disease
Gates Foundation puts out call to make better condoms

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)
Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes

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

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

This Database Could Save Education In America

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March 3 (Reuters) - An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public...
This Database Could Save Education In America
Gates Foundation Kicks Off $2.5M College Knowledge Challenge With EdTech App Hackathon At Facebook

Google's future 42-acre 'Bayview' home gets its own Vanity Fair profile

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Usually when we get a peek at Google's Mountain View home it's to gawk at the latest Android-related statue but a Vanity Fair article posted today showed the company's future HQ plans. After initiating plans for a new structure next to the existing Googleplex and then abandoning them last...
Google's future 42-acre 'Bayview' home gets its own Vanity Fair profile
Haitian mobile banking system falters amid mistrust and infrastructure woes
Funding Daily: Thanksgiving leftovers
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 wants to reinvent the toilet, from UI to back end

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

Big pharma joins fight against tropical diseases

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Some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have teamed up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, pledging to eliminate or control ten neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. read more...
Big pharma joins fight against tropical diseases

CityGrid Media cuts staff, but Urbanspoon keeps growing

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CityGrid Media, the parent company of Urbanspoon, Insider Pages, Buzz Labs and Citysearch, announced today that it is cutting 15 percent of its staff in a shift of advertising models from cost-per-click to cost-per-acquisition, reports TechCrunch. The move comes six months after SeamlessWeb co-founder Jason Finger was appointed CEO. TechCrunch...
CityGrid Media cuts staff, but Urbanspoon keeps growing

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

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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