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2011-05-06 12:50:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, United Way honored Microsoft Corporation with two Summit awards for the company's generosity and for innovative technology and software programs focused on improving education. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110504/MM95810LOGO) "Microsoft is maximizing all its resources, from financial to software to employee expertise, to improve education and help young people and communities," said Brian Gallagher, president...

2011-04-28 12:00:00

SEATTLE, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced 88 new winners of US$100,000 each to support innovative research that has the potential to dramatically improve lives in some of the world's poorest countries. The funding, made possible through the Grand Challenges Exploration (GCE) program, will enable researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. "One bold idea is all it takes to...

2011-04-27 11:08:00

Adaptable resources will provide teachers with helpful tools to differentiate instruction and prepare all students to meet the Common Core State Standards SEATTLE, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a suite of investments, totaling more than $20 million, focused on identifying and expanding promising cutting-edge learning resources that support teachers and students and bring innovative new instructional approaches into...

2011-04-05 00:00:27

92Y Archival Material to Stream on FORA.tv Includes Conversations with: Robert Duvall, Lucie Arnaz, Rosanne Cash, James Franco, Bill Gates, Christopher Hitchens, Jeffrey Immelt, and More New York, NY (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 92nd Street Y, New York's renowned cultural and community center, and FORA.tv, the leading online destination for intelligent video programming, have teamed up to offer selections from 92Y's renowned speaker series on FORA.tv's global streaming platform. The two new...

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2011-03-31 07:04:24

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen blasted his former business partner Bill Gates in his new book, accusing the billionaire philanthropist of plotting to take away Allen's stake in the software giant before he left in 1983. Gates, the second wealthiest man in the world with a $56 billion fortune, was described by Allen as a brilliant schemer who tried to control the firm from its early days. He detailed Gates 1982 scheme to "rip me off" in excerpts from his new memoir "Idea Man," published...

2011-03-26 15:00:00

BUTTE, Mont., March 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today said that its Board of Directors have renamed the recently commissioned Mill Creek Generating Station as the Dave Gates Generating Station at Mill Creek to posthumously recognize Gates' significant contributions to the company. "The NorthWestern Energy family is mourning the loss of a great leader and a great friend," said Bob Rowe, President and CEO. "Dave was a mentor, a...

2011-03-09 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, was launched today to seek innovative prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings. This partnership leverages the collective resources of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank. Partners expect to...

2011-02-28 09:17:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, kicks off its annual U.S. conference today in Long Beach, California This year's program includes a range of explorers, storytellers, photographers, scientific pioneers, visionaries and provocateurs from all parts of the globe -- and for the first time, features sessions guest-curated by innovators Bill Gates and Juan Enriquez. Themed "The Rediscovery of Wonder," TED2011 will take place...

2011-02-27 17:00:00

Co-funded grants aim to reduce poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia as world food prices mount LONDON and SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a coordinated effort to reduce hunger and poverty in developing countries by supporting agricultural research projects to help small farmers increase their yields and incomes. DFID and the foundation will work together...

2011-02-09 02:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inigral Inc. announced today that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has made a $2 million program-related investment (PRI) in the education technology company. The foundation joins existing investors, Retro Venture Partners and Founders Fund, in $4 million new Series B equity financing. The new investment provides capital for Inigral to further develop and market its education-focused social media technology product, the Schools App,...


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2013-09-17 12:44:24

William Henry "Bill" Gates III, Born October 28, 1955 is an American business magnate, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and Co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. He Co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen. Bill Gates is consistently ranked in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009 — excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. In 2011 he...

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