Items tagged with Bill Gates

Elon Musk took a poke at fellow billionaire Bill Gates on Twitter, saying the Microsoft founder is "short" on Musk's Tesla stock. The poke came in response to a tweet that seemed to show a text exchange between Musk and Gates. Elon Musk and Bill Gates take different approaches with their philanthropy. Gates has... Read more...
The latest buzzword is 'metaverse' and over time, you might get sick of hearing about it (if not already). It seems inevitable as major tech firms have latched onto the term—Facebook even changed its name to Meta (not for the social network, but for the overarching company brand, like Alphabet is to Google). Does the... Read more...
It seems everyone is turning to Zoom these days, whether it because they are working from home and video conferencing with colleagues, or chatting with friends while practicing social distancing. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Dallas Mavericks owner turned Shark Tank star Mark Cuban hopped on for another... Read more...
Microsoft announced a significant change with co-founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates stepping down from the company's Board of Directors. Gates resigned from his position on the board to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities, such as global health, development, education, and to focus more on... Read more...
There may exist a parallel universe where Android is second fiddle to Windows Mobile. Or maybe Microsoft's ill-fated (in this universe) mobile operating is so dominant that Android falls by the wayside, relegated to a footnote in the history of tech. Things did not work out that way in the universe we reside, though... Read more...
In a recent interview, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates described his one-time arch nemesis Steve Jobs as a wizard of sorts, saying he was adept at "casting spells" during his time at Apple. Gates was not speaking literally, of course, but to the style of leadership that Jobs used, compared to his... Read more...
Only two people in the entire world have a net worth of more than $100 billion. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is one of them. He earned his fortune by spearheading the world's largest PC software company, and with his vast wealth, it's hard to fathom him having many regrets. Even so, he does readily admit to... Read more...
There are plenty of uncertainties and grey areas currently lurking around the cryptocurrency market. From wild fluctuations in valuations, to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin being used on the black market, to government institutions that are looking to get in on a piece of the action, we're still in the "Wild Wild West"... Read more...
Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who now spends his days on philanthropy through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, made some comments that might ruffle a few feathers in the tech industry. Speaking to Axios, Gates warned that big tech companies should be careful not to put their own needs so far... Read more...
Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, knows a thing or two about predictions. After all, he correctly surmised the explosive growth of personal computers and helped shaped the landscape with Windows. He also made some observations about the Internet before it became a mainstream thing, and those mostly... Read more...
If you were alive in 1985, it was a pretty good year to be around. The movies that came out that year are some of the most popular and classic of '80s films like "The Goonies", "Back to the Future", "Weird Science", and "The Breakfast Club". 1985 also happens to be the year that version 1.0 of Windows rolled out... Read more...
Let the record show that Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who forever altered the computing landscape with Windows, has a tremendous amount of respect for the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. He also thinks Apple is doing "good work." Be that as it may, you will not find Gates wielding an... Read more...
William Henry Gates III, better known to the world as Bill Gates, spent several decades building Microsoft into the software (and hardware) empire that it is today. His legacy outside of the philanthropy world is Windows. If he had to do it all over again, do you think he would do things differently? Sure he would... Read more...
Amazon stock has been on a winning streak over the past month, and that upward momentum means that there is a shakeup afoot when it comes to the ranking of the world’s richest people. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has consistently been at the top (or near the top) of the list, thanks to his [still] heavy investment... Read more...
It is almost tax season again here in the United States, but in the future, your fellow Americans might not be the only ones giving away a "pound of flesh" to the IRS. Bill Gates believes that robots should also pay their dues. The Microsoft co-founder recently stated in an interview that governments should tax... Read more...
When it comes to Christmas Secret Santas, every tech nerd would love to be on the receiving end of Bill Gates’ graciousness. The Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, billionaire and all-around good guy once again brought Christmas joy to a redditor via the site’s annual Secret Santa festivities. Redditor Arrex... Read more...
Microsoft is riding high these days under CEO Satya Nadella. The company is firmly entrenched in the cloud business, has deftly transitioned its software products to a subscription model for its most profitable customers, invested heavily in deep learning and advanced AI technologies, and is finally seeing some of the... Read more...
Look, I've seen a lot of things on the Internet, some of it real and some if it obviously not. I've watched knife-wielding crabs (wasn't real, but let's not be party poopers), a rat stealing a piece of pizza, a dad in a Batman mask teaching his kids hilarious life lessons, dancing babies, Hitler overreacting to... Read more...
There’s a new voice speaking up in the battle between FBI and Apple over unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of two San Bernardino terrorists that killed over a dozen people back in December. While tech giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google quickly came to Apple’s defense, a tech pioneer is striking a... Read more...
The two men arguably most responsible for the technological landscape we find ourselves in today will be the subject of a new comedy musical set to open on Broadway next April. We're of course talking about Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, and Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, two of the most influential men who... Read more...
Smartphones have invaded nearly every aspect of our lives. We use them to email, surf the Internet, text, check our bank statements, play games, and **gasp** actually make phone calls. These personal devices are our computers away from home (or the office) and in the case of developing nations; smartphones are often... Read more...
You've probably seen friends and family members willingly pouring chilly buckets of ice filled water over their heads, the latest social networking trend intended to draw attention to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain... Read more...
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