Tag: Bill Gates

Bill Gates Finances Plan To Eradicate Malaria With Mosquitoes That Kill Each Other During Sex

Bill Gates donated $4 million to kill mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. The plan involves genetically modified mosquitoes having sex and transmitting a self-limiting gene.

Animals June 22, 2018

Bill Gates Tells Story About The 2 Times He Explained To Donald Trump The Difference Between HPV And HIV

Bill Gates told a story to an audience where it showed that the current president of the United States doesn't know the difference between HPV and HIV. Gates had to explain the difference between the two on two separate occasions.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

Apple Nears Title As World's First Trillion-Dollar Company After Kind Words From Warren Buffett And Bill Gates

Apple is on track to become the world's first trillion-dollar company after recently reaching a value of over $900 billion. This happened after investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said nice things about Apple.

Apple May 8, 2018

Bill Gates Pledges $12 Million For Universal Flu Vaccine: Here Are Other Ways Microsoft Founder Is Saving Lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating money for research on universal flu vaccine. The billionaire is known to embark on philanthropic efforts that are improving health and saving lives.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Bill Gates Donates $12 Million, Challenges United States To Lead Fight Against Flu

Bill Gates announced a significant challenge for scientists as he pledged $12 million for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine. The Microsoft cofounder has been at the forefront of strengthening vaccines.

Medicine April 27, 2018

Bill Gates Says That Cryptocurrencies Are A Cause Of Death

While answering questions for a Reddit AMA, Bill Gates was asked about cryptocurrencies, and his answer was surprising. Bill Gates mentioned many criticisms of cryptocurrencies and said that they are a cause of death.

Viral March 2, 2018

Jeff Bezos Now Richer Than Bill Gates As Net Worth Jumps Over $105B

The net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has continued to climb. Bezos's latest net worth surpassed the $105 billion mark, higher than Bill Gates's net worth ever was.

Business Tech January 11, 2018

Bill Gates' Newest Mission Is To Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Bill Gates personally invested $50 million into research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The multi-billionaire is known for his philanthropic work and monetary contribution toward disease-related research.

Neuroscience November 14, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns That Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Humans

British physicist Stephen Hawking stressed his warning: mankind may become obsolete as a result of advancements in artificial intelligence. He encouraged everyone to take an active participation in regulating AIs.

Robotics November 7, 2017

Even Bill Gates Is Now Using An Android Phone, But Will He Ever Switch To iPhone?

Even the former CEO of Microsoft can’t be bothered to use a Windows Phone. Bill Gates has now confirmed that he’s using an Android phone, one loaded with Microsoft apps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 27, 2017

Jeff Bezos Just Became The World’s Richest Person, But Only For A Few Hours

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, briefly surged past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person but climbed back down when the company’s stock reversed direction several hours later. For now, Bezos has to sit happily in the number two spot.

Business Tech July 28, 2017

Forbes Richest List: These Cities Are Home To The Most Billionaires

The Forbes billionaires list spans six continents as well as 71 countries and territories. When it comes to city distribution, New York occupies the top spot with 82 billionaires and a combined net worth of $397.9 billion.

Business Tech March 22, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Robot Apocalypse: Here's How Humanity Can Protect Itself From Artificial Intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.

Robotics March 9, 2017

Harvard Taps Mark Zuckerberg To Deliver 2017 Commencement Speech

Harvard has confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg is set to address the university's 2017 commencement. Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard some years ago to focus on Facebook.

Internet March 7, 2017

Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War: Bill Gates

Bill Gates has warned at the Munich Security Conference that bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear warfare. The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist bent on using genetic engineering, he warns.

Security February 20, 2017

Bots Stealing Human Jobs, Bill Gates Says 'Tax The Robots'

As fears of robots replacing human labor grow, Bill Gates has expressed that like their human counterparts, bots should also be liable to pay income tax. Gates believes that companies should be ready to face repercussions of such moves.

Robotics February 18, 2017

Bill Gates Worried Trump's America First Might Jeopardize Foreign Aid That Prevents Deaths In Poor Countries

President Donald Trump's America First policy has a shotgun effect that might also hit global health care. Bill Gates and wife Melinda are worried about its effects on foreign aids that help save lives in poor countries.

Public Health February 14, 2017

Bill Gates Warns Of Potential Damage From Bioterrorism, Dangers Of Epidemics

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates spoke out about the possible threats of bioterrorism and epidemics as a global threat. Gates also called for global unity and investment.

Public Health January 22, 2017

Wealth Gap: These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World’s Population

The eight richest persons in the world, six of which are American entrepreneurs, hold as much wealth as the poorer half of the global population, an analysis of global think tank Oxfam has revealed.

Business Tech January 16, 2017

Bill Gates: World Is Vulnerable To Deadly Flu Epidemic In Next Decade

In an interview with the BBC, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates expressed his concern about the world's inability to handle deadly epidemics in the future. He said global emergency response systems need to be strengthened and better treatments developed.

Public Health December 31, 2016

Bill Gates Leads $1 Billion Green Energy Fund To Combat Climate Change: Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos Join The Initiative

Bill Gates and some of the world's richest individuals teamed up to pledge a $1 billion investment fund as part of an initiative called Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The fund aims to help advance clean energy production to counter climate change.

Business Tech December 13, 2016

VP Tim Cook? Apple CEO Was On List Of Possible Hillary Clinton Running Mates, Alongside Bill Gates

According to leaked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates were considered to be Clinton's running mates. More emails will be revealed by WikiLeaks over the coming days.

Business Tech October 19, 2016

Bolivia Turns Down Chicken Donation From Bill Gates: Here's Why

Bill Gates wants to give chickens to Bolivia as part of an initiative to help fight poverty but the South American nation has rejected it. Why?

Life & Style June 19, 2016

Genetically Modified Malaria-Fighting Mosquitoes Endorsed By Bill Gates

Bill Gates endorses the use of the promising but controversial gene-editing tools to develop genetically modified, malaria-fighting mosquitoes. These gene-edited mosquitoes are already flying in labs and could potentially eradicate malaria.

Biotech June 18, 2016

Bolivia Rejects Bill Gates' Offer Of 100,000 Chickens And Demands Apology: Here's What Happened

Bill Gates earned the ire of Bolivia when he said he would donate 100,000 chickens to poor countries. What exactly did Bolivians find so insulting?

Life & Style June 18, 2016

Microsoft Drops Idea Of $8 Billion Bid To Acquire Slack Because Of Bill Gates And Satya Nadella

Acquiring Slack is no longer in Microsoft's plans, as the company's co-founder Bill Gates and CEO Satya Nadella do not seem to like the idea. About $8 billion was initially planned to make the deal.

Business March 5, 2016

Forbes Outs World's Billionaires List: 1,810 Individuals, $6.48 Trillion Net Worth

Forbes has released its World's Billionaire's List for 2016, which contains 1,810 individuals with a total net worth of $6.48 trillion. Bill Gates remains the richest man in the world for the third straight year.

Business March 2, 2016

Snoop Dogg Slams Bill Gates For Xbox Outages

After another round of Xbox outages, rapper Snoop Dogg took to the Internet to call out Bill Gates and threatened to switch over to PS4.

Geek January 14, 2016

Xbox Live Down For Some Users And Snoop Dogg Is Not Happy About It

Xbox Live is currently experiencing a service outage, with players not able to join online games, and rapper and avid video gamer Snoop Dogg is not happy about it. He even uploaded a profanity-laced video on Instagram to call out Microsoft, Xbox One and even Bill Gates.

Video Games January 13, 2016

Bill Gates Blogs About The Best Books He Read In 2015

Continuing his holiday tradition, the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist pinpoints all the titles he enjoyed the most as part of his year-end list.

Internet December 8, 2015

Donald Trump Wants Bill Gates To Help Him In 'Closing That Internet Up In Some Way'

Just when you thought the 2016 presidential hopeful couldn't be any more over the top ... there's this.

Internet December 8, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates And Others Team Up To Invest In Clean Energy

The founders of Facebook and Microsoft announce a new initiative that consists of tech companies investing in clean and reliable energy.

Energy November 30, 2015

Bill Gates To Create Multibillion-Dollar Clean Energy Fund: Other Billionaires Who Contribute To Climate Change Fight

On Nov. 30, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will announce the launch of the Clean Tech Initiative, a project that focuses on the development of clean technology. The project is part of the United Nations' climate talks in Paris.

Earth/Environment November 29, 2015

Bill Gates Spearheading World's Largest Clean Energy Research Effort

The upcoming Monday announcement, as part of the United Nations' climate change negotiations in Paris, is expected to be in the billions, pooling world leaders together in the collaborative initiative.

Deals November 27, 2015

UK Government Sets Up Fund To Fight Malaria, Other Infectious Diseases

The U.K. government announced that they will create the Ross Fund to eradicate malaria and other infectious diseases. The Ross Fund will be supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Life November 24, 2015

Jeff Bezos Is Now The Third-Richest Person In America

Jeff Bezos is now the third-richest person in America, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. He beats out Charles and David Koch, and is only bested by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

Society October 23, 2015

Mosquirix, World's First Malaria Vaccine, Gets Thumbs Up From European Medicine Agency

Bill Gates has funded research that has developed a new vaccine against malaria. What is the billionaire doing for the world?

Life July 25, 2015

Bill Gates Says Uber Is Primed To Take Lead In Self-Driving Cars' Market

In a discussion with Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber in London on Wednesday, Bill Gates said he likes Uber's chances best in the self-driving cars' market. Sorry, Google.

FUTURE TECH June 25, 2015

Bill Gates Tells You What To Read This Summer

Not sure what to put on your summer reading list this year? Bill Gates has a few suggestions for books that will make you laugh and also learn this summer.

Geek May 20, 2015

Microsoft Turns 40: 'What Matters Most Now Is What We Do Next,' Says Bill Gates

The software giant hits the Big 40, and founder Bill Gates says the goal ahead is to make technology accessible on a global front. It's a bold idea, he says, but then again, so was the creation of Microsoft.

Business April 4, 2015

Bill Gates Tops Forbes World's Richest List Again

Bill Gates is the world's richest man yet again. The Microsoft founder tops Forbes 2015 billionaires list for the second year running and a record 16th time in total.

Money March 2, 2015

Bill Gates Explains How And Why China Is Developing So Fast: Be Prepared To Be Shocked

China's rapid growth is evidenced by the stunning amount of concrete it consumed in just three years. However, China's isn't as thirsty for scrap metal as it once was.

Society February 23, 2015

Leaked Images Hint Cortana Will Assist Users On Microsoft Office

Clippy is back from the dead in his second life as a digital assistant on Microsoft Office, only this time, his name is Cortana and she’s not as annoying.

Apps/Software February 9, 2015

Bill Gates: Humanity Must Prepare for Global Pandemic as if Preparing for War

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that just like preparing for war, a technology-based action plan would be needed to fight against a potential global killer disease that may arise in the future.

Life January 29, 2015

Bill Gates, Like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, Worries About Artificial Intelligence Being a Threat

In his most recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Gates echoed the concerns of Musk and Hawking that the scenarios unfolding in science fiction movies such as the Terminator could become reality.

FUTURE TECH January 29, 2015

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