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Bill Gates, Zuckerberg fund non-profit to bring public schools broadband Internet

Bill Gates, Zuckerberg fund non-profit to bring public schools broadband Internet

The Internet is an integral part of modern education, and not only provides many different elements of supplemental education -- video tutorials, instructional websites, etc. -- it also is necessary for specific fields of study, like programming. The problem is that many public schools in the United States (approximately 80%) do not have adequate broadband speeds, something that a non-profit recently backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg wants to change.

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Amazon drone timeline optimistic but a good idea: Bill Gates

Amazon drone timeline optimistic but a good idea: Bill Gates

Bill Gates thinks four or five years is an "optimistic, or perhaps overoptimistic" timeline for the deployment of Amazon's delivery drones. But in the same breath, Gates praised the project for its potential to impact other areas of society, such as "getting health supplies out to people in tough places." Gates is widely known for his support of global health initiatives through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other philanthropic institutions.

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Microsoft should consider Tony Bates for CEO: Silicon Valley

Microsoft should consider Tony Bates for CEO: Silicon Valley

A report on AllThingsD this weekend made a case for Tony Bates to take outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's title. Bates is currently the EVP of business development, strategy and evangelism at Microsoft and formerly oversaw the Skype division (Microsoft took over Skype in 2011.) It would appear at least a dozen Silicon Valley "tech leaders" interviewed for the report feel Bates is the best choice for MS CEO.

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This is where Ctrl+Alt+Del came from

This is where Ctrl+Alt+Del came from

Bill Gates regrets it, Windows users generally hate it, and its become computing shorthand for hitting reset on a bad idea, but Ctrl+Alt+Del wasn't always a bad idea. The much-maligned key combo came in for some criticism by the former Microsoft CEO at an interview this week, with Gates questioning "Who's idea was that?" and blaming IBM for not replacing it with a single hardware button.

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Ctrl+Alt+Del was a mistake says Bill Gates

Ctrl+Alt+Del was a mistake says Bill Gates

If you're a Windows user you probably wondered why Microsoft and Bill Gates made some of the decisions they did with the operating system. One of the strange, and at times annoying, decisions that Microsoft and Gates made early on in Windows development was to force users to use the Ctrl+Alt+Del key sequence. That key sequence was originally designed to reboot the computer as a way to log into Windows.

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Bill Gates: Google web balloons “won’t help” key issues

Bill Gates: Google web balloons “won’t help” key issues

Bill Gates has slammed Google's Project Loon, which would bring internet connectivity to developing nations using high-altitude balloons, arguing that getting online won't help core issues like malaria, and suggesting that the search giant has lost its way when it comes to altruism. "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" Microsoft founder Gates told Bloomberg Businessweek, when asked whether he saw schemes like Project Loon helping low-income countries. "When a kid gets diarrhea, no, there's no website that relieves that."

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Bill Gates reflects: Steve Jobs, old rivalries, and Foundation future

Bill Gates reflects: Steve Jobs, old rivalries, and Foundation future

Bill Gates has described his final meeting with Steve Jobs, in an emotional interview with 60 Minutes' Charlie Rose in which he recalled his rival and friend's "forward looking" attitude. "He and I, in a sense, grew up together" Gates said of his relationship with Jobs, a complex friendship that saw each man engage and respect with each other on a personal level, while at the same time lead companies that at many points in their history were fiercely competitive and even antagonistic.

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Bill Gates discusses Microsoft and their mobile sector

Bill Gates discusses Microsoft and their mobile sector

In an interview with CBS, Bill Gates talks to Charlie Rose about his life, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and more interestingly Microsoft. He says that the way that Microsoft went about the mobile industry didn't allow them to get the leadership they needed. He says that they should have entered the market earlier in order to get the lead on cell phones and that "it's clearly a mistake".

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