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Former Microsoft Chief Says It’s RIP for the PC
2012-03-08 14:30:23

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Once at the helm of one of the largest most successful corporations the world has ever seen, Bill Gates´ successor as Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie believes it´s time to start writing obituaries for the traditional personal computer, and perhaps for Microsoft as well. As increasingly high-tech smartphones and tablets slowly supplant the role of the traditional computer in the lives of consumers, Ozzie says that Microsoft has largely failed...

Pharmaceutical Companies Come Together To Fight Neglected Diseases
2012-01-30 13:55:23

International private and public partners announced a joint effort on Monday to combat 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. The new coordinated push is aimed at accelerating progress toward eliminated or controlling 10 NTDs and improving the lives of the 1.4 billion people affected by them. Governments from the U.S., U.K. and U.A.E. are teaming up with 13 pharmaceutical companies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and other global health organizations to...

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2012-01-26 14:01:56

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday that his foundation would be donating $750 million to help fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Gates said in a statement that by supporting the Global Fund to Fight Aids, "we can help change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world." He said the funds could be used immediately to "save lives, whether it is bed nets (to protect against mosquitoes carrying malaria) or TB (tuberculosis)...


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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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