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Category: Gates Foundation
February 4, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Gates releases mosquitoes at tech confab, Web has field day

Steve Jurvetson/flickr An image of Gates at TED, captured by venture capitalist Steve Jurveston with a Blackberry and posted on flickr. I’m trying to verify this with the press office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but if the reports streaming in from Twitter are to be believed Bill Gates just released…


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September 24, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Former Microsoft exec Raikes giving big to Nebraska comp science program that carries his name

Jeff Raikes, the longtime Microsoft executive who resigned earlier this year to take the helm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is boosting the computer science program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Raikes is a proud Nebraska native, whose family still runs a farm there. He’ll talk about it on any occasion, such as over USDA Prime steaks at Daniel’s Broiler.


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