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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft’s board to focus on philanthropy

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft’s board to focus on philanthropy

In an announcement on Friday, Microsoft revealed that company co-founder Bill Gates has decided to step down from his role on its Board of Directors in order to focus on his philanthropic efforts at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is Gate's biggest change to his role at Microsoft since stepping down as company chairman in February 2014.

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Coronavirus home-testing kits developed with funds from Bill Gates

Coronavirus home-testing kits developed with funds from Bill Gates

Cases of COVID-19 infections continue to rise daily and often in dozens because of the communicative and stealthy nature of the disease. While cures and vaccines are still beyond our reach, the best that we can do is to prevent the spread of the virus by properly identifying and caring for infected people. Unfortunately, human resources and equipment are running thin which is why a new project aims to make it possible to do tests at home, thanks to some help from the Gates Foundation and Bill Gates himself.

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No, Bill Gates didn’t buy a $645 million hydrogen-powered superyacht

No, Bill Gates didn’t buy a $645 million hydrogen-powered superyacht

As rumors go, it had it all: billionaire Bill Gates was joining the super-yacht set, but with a striking - and ridiculously expensive - hydrogen powered model with its own built-in waterfall. Who'd begrudge the Microsoft-founder-turned-philanthropist a little insane luxury, right? Problem is, according to the maker of the Sinot Aqua hydrogen yacht, it's not actually true.

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Windows Mobile failure a result of US antitrust lawsuit says Bill Gates

Windows Mobile failure a result of US antitrust lawsuit says Bill Gates

Just as former Microsoft exec and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop feared, the mobile market has become a two-horse race between Android and iOS. More than that, however, Android has overtaken Windows as the most Internet-connected platform and iOS, particular iPadOS, threatens to displace Windows on some fronts. In some alternate reality, however, Windows Mobile could have been the dominant mobile platform, a possibility that, at least according to Microsoft founder and ex-CEO Bill Gates, was destroyed by the US government's antitrust lawsuit in 1998.

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Bill Gates blames himself for Microsoft losing the Android war

Bill Gates blames himself for Microsoft losing the Android war

Bill Gates may not have been Microsoft CEO when Android arrived, but the outspoken billionaire still counts the software giant's failure in the smartphone segment as his "greatest mistake." While Microsoft may have had its own phone OS, in the shape of first Windows Mobile in 2000, and then Windows Phone in 2010, despite heavy investment the platform never managed to be anything other than a third option in the iOS vs Android war.

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Watch Bill Gates guess how much groceries cost

Watch Bill Gates guess how much groceries cost

Shopping for groceries isn't something most people look forward to. It takes time, there are crowds to deal with, you have to lug the items out to the car and then bring them inside from the car. It's no surprise that more convenient options like Amazon Fresh have launched to address the issue, but for some fortunate people, grocery shopping is something they never have to do. To absolutely no one's surprise, Bill Gates is one of them.

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Bill Gates uses Android, Nadella said “no” to Nokia buy

Bill Gates uses Android, Nadella said “no” to Nokia buy

It's not exactly a good day for Windows 10 Mobile, formerly Windows Phone. Not that it had that much good days anyway. Microsoft's mobile platform has very few staunch allies left, but you can definitely count some of the company's most public faces out. Former CEO Bill Gates just publicly admitted that he is currently using a still unidentified Android phone. Meanwhile, current CEO Satya Nadella, for the first time, confirmed that he indeed voted against Ballmer's unpopular, and ultimately doomed, move to acquire Nokia.

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Bill Gates to fight climate change with $1b innovation fund

Bill Gates to fight climate change with $1b innovation fund

Trump has recently made statements and political moves that clearly show where he stands on the climate change debate. As if on cue, some of the financial heavyweights in the tech industry have are also preparing to make a stand opposite the newly-elected US President, and they are going to put their money where their mouths are. Led by Bill Gates, a new investment fund called the Breakthrough Energy Venture or BEV will use $1 billion over a span of 20 years to drive innovation in the clean energy sector.

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FBI vs Apple fight update: Bill Gates recants (sort of)

FBI vs Apple fight update: Bill Gates recants (sort of)

While yesterday it seemed that former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates landed squarely on the government's side of a recent legal dispute between the FBI and Apple. The case involves a locked smartphone owned by one of several San Bernardino shooters, and whether or not Apple should be obligated to create a new version of their iOS operating system to allow access to data stored within said device. It would appear that Bill Gates doesn't think the case is as black and white as most would suggest.

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Gates, Zuckerberg join tech founders in clean energy thrust

Gates, Zuckerberg join tech founders in clean energy thrust

Technology, perhaps more than any other industry, owes much of its existence to the use of energy. So it is only reasonable that it should also be the one spearheading the push for cleaner, greener, and more renewable sources. Of late, Apple has been picking up the pace, and the publicity, of its own green initiative, particularly in China and soon in Singapore. Now it's the turn of the other giants of the tech sector, as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and over a dozen other big names to band together under the new Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

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Bill Gates will reveal “biggest clean energy fund in history”

Bill Gates will reveal “biggest clean energy fund in history”

The otherwise tame U.N. climate change negotiations set to take place in Paris next week will also play host to game-changer Bill Gates. One of the richest humans on our planet has been tipped to be unveiling the largest clean energy fund the world has ever seen. That means he doesn't want you to use the liquified bones of dinosaurs to run your monster truck any more. He knows how good it makes you feel to blow black smoke into the atmosphere, thereby depleting the possibilities for life on our planet in the distant future, and he doesn't like it.

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Bill Gates isn’t so keen on artificial intelligence

Bill Gates isn’t so keen on artificial intelligence

Elon Musk has shared his concerns about artificial intelligence, both publicly and privately, and none of them paint a rosy picture for the future of such technology. Musk has gone so far as to compare efforts with artificial intelligence to "summoning the demon", and he's not the only one who is worried about it. Bill Gates took to Reddit today to grace us with another AMA, and the topic of AI technology came up. Said Gates on the topic: "I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence."

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