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Contraception Gets Big Funding From Bill Gates’ Foundation
2012-07-11 13:12:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation are set to unveil funding for a campaign to improve access to contraception in the developing world, a cause that has been near and dear to their hearts for more than a decade. The Gates´ have been supporting contraception since first mulling over special causes to support in the mid 1990s. And Melinda, who told Reuters she and her husband are...

2012-07-11 06:25:57

Global leaders unite to provide 120 million women in the world's poorest countries with access to contraceptives by 2020 LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voluntary family planning services will reach an additional 120 million women and girls in the world's poorest countries by 2020 thanks to a new set of commitments announced today by more than 150 leaders from donor and developing countries, international agencies, civil society, foundations and the private sector. The...

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2012-06-12 12:55:09

John Neumann for redOrbit.com The technology business is fast-paced and vibrant, and companies fall in and out of grace quickly. With the recent rise of seemingly unstoppable Apple, along with Facebook and Twitter, among others, old stalwart Microsoft may look like a has-been company on the way out of relevance. That feeling however, is not shared with a new batch of interns within the halls of Redmond. “Microsoft feels cool again,” said 22-year-old Gbenga Badipe, an...

'Outlier' Writer Gladwell Dismisses Jobs
2012-06-11 09:59:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Famous and prolific writer Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, Outliers, The Tipping Point) took some time late last month to sit down at the Toronto Public Library Appel Salon for a bit of a public appearance. While there, he decided to express his opinions about the late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs. Perhaps Gladwell knew what he was doing when he said Bill Gates – often seen as Jobs´ bitter rival – would be remembered in 50 years whereas...

2012-06-06 02:21:50

100 Percent of Proceeds from Sale of Crowdsourced T-shirt Donated to CARE ATLANTA, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian organization CARE, in a unique partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and online t-shirt design community Threadless, today announced the chosen design for a new t-shirt to honor and raise money for CARE. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120606/DC19727) The chosen design "A Mother is a Daughter is a Mother..."...

2012-05-24 02:27:11

Nine organizations set to receive more than $5 million for local programs from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation SEATTLE, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announces grants to nine community philanthropic partners in the Pacific Northwest to re-grant foundation money to support one of its overarching goals of reducing intergenerational poverty. Local partners will allocate the money through community defined strategies, including...

2012-05-16 02:33:03

SEATTLE, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington State Court of Appeal (Division 1) has substantially affirmed a trial court judgment against Bill Gates owned Corbis Corporation for Fraud, Breach of Contract, Breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unjust Enrichment. The three-judge panel affirmed all but one claim stemming from the three-year legal battle over the ownership of Infoflows' Fedmark technology. At trial, a 12-member jury found...

2012-05-03 10:30:32

REDMOND, Wash., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Stephen J. Luczo, chairman, president and CEO of Seagate Technology PLC, has been appointed to the company's board of directors, bringing the board's size to 11 members. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "Steve has deep technology and financial expertise, and we are delighted that he is joining Microsoft's board of directors," said Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman....

2012-04-17 06:24:59

Hilary C. Pennington to receive the Harry S. Truman Award for her outstanding leadership ORLANDO, Fla., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hilary C. Pennington, Director for U.S. Education- Postsecondary Success and Special Initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will receive the Harry S. Truman Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) during the 92nd AACC Annual Convention. This year's convention will be held April 21-24 at the Orlando...

2012-04-15 23:01:45

Bill Gates´ choice of Belize for his family´s spring vacation is another indication that the small Caribbean country has matured as a world-class tourism destination catering to a wide range of people while still retaining its intimate appeal, the owner of Belize´s premier eco resort said today. (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 Bill Gates´ choice of Belize for his family´s spring vacation is another indication that the small Caribbean country has matured as a world-class...


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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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