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Ten years after it opened, the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering still has that new-building smell.More
Don’t look for Bill Gates to join the other tech tycoons building spacecraft as an avocation.
“In terms of improving the state of humanity, I don’t see the direct connection,” he told BusinessWeek in an interview published today. “I guess it’s fun, because you shoot rockets up in the air. But it’s not an area that I’ll be putting money into.”
That sass may make things awkward at the next neighborhood potluck in Medina, especially if Jeff Bezos shows up.
But it’s hard to argue with the priorities Gates has chosen. The world’s richest man is putting most of his energy into battling polio, malaria and childhood mortality rates.More
SAN FRANCISCO _ When in Rome, do as the Romans, so Microsoft built app for the iPhone using a Mac on stage in front of 6,000 developers here at its Build conference today. After touting the growth of its Azure online computing platform and its new Visual Studio software tool kit, Microsoft demonstrated how easy it…More
Watch for fireworks along the shore in Medina tonight, or at least the fizz from a celebratory soda.
He didn’t get the full hour, but Bill Gates was the highlight of last night’s episode of “60 Minutes.”
The CBS news show presented a wide-ranging feature on Gates and his role as the world’s most generous philanthropist, with footage from Africa to Seattle and candid interviews with Bill and Melinda Gates and Bill Gates Sr., mostly covering ways the foundation they run is working to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
With all the hoopla at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you’d never guess it was missing a few hugely important products that are about to be released by two of the industry’s biggest players. I’m talking about new versions of Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation that are expected to debut later this year. They’re potentially the…More
Seattle’s tech billionaires got richer in 2012, according to Bloomberg’s billionaire index, which released a year-end report today. Bill Gates gained $7 billion last year, bringing his estimated net worth to $62.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. Jeff Bezos also jumped up the list with a $6.9 billion gain last year as his company’s stock jumped…More
It’s been awhile since Bill Gates headlined a Microsoft press conference, but he surfaced for an unusual event today at the company’s Redmond headquarters. Gates joined Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and other dignitaries to announce a milestone in the Microsoft employee giving program, which began 30 years ago after a nudge from Gates’ parents. The giving program…More
Microsoft finally is saying goodbye to the Zune brand for good. But instead of cuing up a dirge, the company is marking the occasion by throwing a music party. Starting Tuesday, the company is dropping the Zune brand from its digital music store and streaming service, which now will be referred to as Xbox Music. Xbox Music also…More