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2013-10-10 23:18:17

Bill Gates headlined the 2013 ACCT Leadership Congress, discussing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the future of innovation in higher education. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Nearly 2,000 community college trustees, presidents, and national and state leaders gathered at the 44th Annual Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress. The 2013 ACCT Congress was held October 2-5 in at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. "ACCT and...

Bill Gates May Be Pushed Out Of Chairman Role At Microsoft
2013-10-02 08:15:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report from Reuters claims some of Microsoft’s top investors are pressing the board to dismiss co-founder Bill Gates from his role as company chairman. This report comes as the company is looking for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer who announced his retirement late in August. Reuters’ inside sources say three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors are calling for Gates’ ouster. These investors, said the sources, hold more than...

Control-Alt-Delete Was A Mistake: Bill Gates
2013-09-27 05:27:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates confessed on Thursday that Control-Alt-Delete, the infamous three-key combination long used by frustrated PC users, was a “mistake,” and was only implemented after an IBM keyboard designer wouldn't assign a single button to perform the task of rebooting or logging in to Windows and accessing the task manager. "So we could have had a single button, but the guy who did the IBM keyboard design...

Steve Ballmer, CEO Of Microsoft, To Retire Within A Year
2013-08-23 10:25:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer (CEO), wrote in a letter to employees on Friday that he would be retiring from his CEO position within twelve months, once the company can find a suitable replacement as his successor. "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time," Ballmer said. He went on to say that his original plan to retire would've been during the middle of Microsoft's...

Bill Gates Skeptical About Benefits Of Google's Project Loon
2013-08-09 05:55:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire Bill Gates is skeptical that Google’s Loon project, which seeks to bring Internet access to less-developed nations by floating broadband transmitters on high-altitude balloons, can materially improve the quality of life for people living in those countries. “When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you,” Gates...

2013-07-12 23:03:26

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the featured keynote speaker at the 44th Annual Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced that Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, taking place at the Washington State Convention Center in...


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Bill Gates
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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