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Bill Gates shows off his 80-inch Perceptive Pixel display

Bill Gates shows off his 80-inch Perceptive Pixel display

Bill Gates conducted a Reddit AmA today (Ask me Anything) to talk about developments with his charity, as well as answer question on his past as Microsoft CEO. Gates provided a ton of insight on his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the progress its making towards providing vaccines for various illnesses. However, when asked what devices he uses, he decided to snap a quick photo of his Perceptive Pixel 80-inch touchscreen, for which he actually used for his AmA.

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Bill Gates discusses future of Microsoft with Surface and Windows 8

Bill Gates discusses future of Microsoft with Surface and Windows 8

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates sat down and talked for the first time about Microsoft's upcoming launch of its Surface tablet and Windows 8. Gates talks about the future of Windows with touch and tablet experiences, which are new for the company, but he also mentioned that the shift towards tablets is a big step for Microsoft.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

We've arrived at another Friday evening, which means that the weekend lies ahead. Today, as many of you probably already know, was the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple paid tribute to Jobs in a new video released today, and it was announced that three modified MacBook Pros will be auctioned off in memory of Jobs. On the lighter side of things, Lenovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad with a look back through time, and Samsung's profits for Q3 2013 managed to break company records (not an easy thing to do, considering how popular Samsung is).

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How Will Bill Gates Be Remembered?

How Will Bill Gates Be Remembered?

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a special person. He was able to combine some of the finer elements of the industry into products that made users worldwide drool. And along the way, he established himself as one of the most important figures in the technology industry. To say his contributions to the industry were significant would perhaps be too simple a summation of such an important figure.

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Bill Gates assures Windows 8 will be “a big deal”

Bill Gates assures Windows 8 will be “a big deal”

It's always good to hear that the most famous face of the company that's pushing a brand new operating system does think that it'll be successful - thus is the situation with Bill Gates and Microsoft's own Window 8 this week. In an interview given with the Associated Press, Gates spoke primarily on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's role in a new global campaign to eradicate polio, but as the conversation inevitably touched on the newest operating system to be offered up by the company that made him successful, Gates let it be known that Windows 8 will be great. Gates noted that he was already using Windows 8 regularly and that he was "very pleased with it."

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Classic Steve Jobs interviews released on iTunes

Classic Steve Jobs interviews released on iTunes

A cache of classic Steve Jobs appearances has been released free of charge, showing the iconic CEO and founder of Apple in some of his most enthusiastic, sage and contrary moments. Filmed at various AllThingsD conferences, spread between 2003 and 2010, the six segments include the memorable moment Jobs shared the stage with Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

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Bill Gates confirms that he’s not returning to Microsoft

Bill Gates confirms that he’s not returning to Microsoft

Bill Gates today squelched all rumors (that have surfaced in the last week or so) that he was considering a return to being the head of Microsoft. During an interview with Fairfax Media in Australia, Gates stated that "I made the transition to work full-time on the [Bill & Melinda Gates] Foundation, and that'll be what I do for the rest of my life." Well, folks, I guess that's it. The Microsoft co-founder (and once richest man in the world) will not be returning to the helm of the software company he built from the ground up.

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Bill Gates helping China build super-safe nuclear reactor

Bill Gates helping China build super-safe nuclear reactor

Bill Gates is helping China go nuclear safely, with an innovative new reactor design being developed between Terrapower and Chinese engineers that would prioritize long-lasting, clean energy with minimal waste. Gates expects work on the fourth-gen reactor to cost in excess of $1bn over the next five years, the BBC reports, with the company he founded, Terrapower, helping produce a so-called "traveling wave reactor" that would be far safer than previous models despite running continuously for up to 60 years.

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Gates to testify in $1B Microsoft legal battle

Gates to testify in $1B Microsoft legal battle

Back in 1994, Novell alleged that Microsoft had a monopoly and was undermining the WordPerfect program that competed against Microsoft Word. This is certainly not the first and likely, not the last time that Microsoft is accused of monopolistic behaviors. Apparently, Microsoft founder Bill Gates is going to have to testify in the case.

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Bill Gates speaks: Yes to Zune, No to Microsoft CEO job

Bill Gates speaks: Yes to Zune, No to Microsoft CEO job

Dr. Evil impressions, Zune defensiveness and a willingness to give away $28bn dollars: can you blame us for liking Bill Gates? The Microsoft chairman has been talking to UK paper the Daily Mail, and while the focus is the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization which kicks off today, there's still plenty of time for gadget anecdotes and singing Travie McCoy's Billionaire.

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Microsoft board refuses Ballmer roust

Microsoft board refuses Ballmer roust

Despite calls for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to be toppled, the company's board of directors are apparently standing behind the outspoken exec. According to a source close to the board talking to Reuters, the nine-strong directorial team - which includes ex-CEO and current chairman Bill Gates - all support Ballmer; earlier this week, notorious hedge fund manager David Einhorn led demands that Ballmer be replaced.

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Bill Gates “strong proponent” for Skype deal; Microsoft bypassing carriers?

Bill Gates “strong proponent” for Skype deal; Microsoft bypassing carriers?

Microsoft's acquisition of Skype may have proved controversial thanks to the big sums involved - $8.5bn in cash, no less - but according to chairman Bill Gates it's not just "a great deal for Microsoft" but something he personally was pushing for. "I was a strong proponent at the board level for the deal being done" Gates told the BBC about what is Microsoft's largest ever acquisition, suggesting that it would "be fascinating to see how the brilliant ideas out of Microsoft research, coming together with Skype, what they can make of that." However, others suggest that rather than just having improved video conferencing in its sights, Microsoft is actually looking to do what, so far, Apple and Google have failed to achieve: undermine the carriers.

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