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2014-03-26 12:23:19

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India KOHLER, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This next stage of the project takes the team and its two toilet units from Pasadena, California...

2013-12-17 12:25:55

SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has selected Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., as its next chief executive officer. Currently the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Desmond-Hellmann will assume her role on May 1, 2014. "We chose Sue because of her scientific knowledge and deep technical expertise on the foundation's issues, as well as the organizational and leadership skills required to lead a large,...

Bill Gates Chides Facebook Google Philanthropic Priorities
2013-11-04 08:02:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Renown philanthropist Bill Gates has been focusing much of his attention on developing and distributing a cure for malaria in poverty-stricken parts of the world. Other tech titans, too, have recently turned their eyes towards improving conditions in these areas by delivering Internet connectivity either through balloons or a complex system of data compression technologies and cheap broadband towers. Though Gates likely believes that...

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...

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...

2013-05-08 16:25:16

"Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce," Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Created by BLACK ENTERPRISE COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, present "Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce." The...

2013-01-30 12:27:12

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In his fifth annual letter, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the globe. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/49396-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-fifth-annual-letter (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130130/MM50698) "I know, it's not...

2013-01-08 12:28:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SXSWedu Conference today announced that Bill Gates will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2013 SXSWedu Conference. Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address the foundation's U.S. education work, which focuses primarily on ensuring all students are prepared for success in college and career. The keynote will take place 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center in Austin,...


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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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