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January 22, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Bill Gates to guest edit tech site The Verge

Microsoft Co-Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates (Photo by Microsoft)

Microsoft Co-Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates (Photo by Microsoft)

Bill Gates, a man who on his own wields an impressive megaphone, will make use of a bit of a different platform next month.

The Microsoft-co founder, fresh off the release of an ambitious list of human development goals in an annual letter released this week, will guest edit technology and science site The Verge in February.

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June 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Bill and Melinda Gates urge Stanford graduates to exercise optimism and empathy in solving world problems

While former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s commencement address at the University of Washington last Saturday generated some local coverage, it’s worth noting that Ballmer’s predecessor as Microsoft CEO, Bill Gates — along with his wife, Melinda Gates — gave a commencement speech that same weekend, some 800 miles to the south at Stanford University.

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