Tag: bill gates


  • Bill Gates supports FBI in Apple encryption case

    Bill Gates is the first tech mogul to support the FBIs case against Apple. The government agency has issued a court order demanding that Apple find a way to unlock the iPhone used by deceased San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook. “It is no different than … should anybody ever have been able to tell the […]

  • Bill Gates Clean Energy Fund

    Bill Gates Is Investing Billions In New Clean Energy Fund

    Bill Gates and a group of international investors are pouring billions of dollars into clean energy. Microsoft’s co-founder will announce the new plan at the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a climate change summit in Paris that will also be attended by President Obama and French President Francois Hollande. The new fund includes more than two dozen public […]

  • The World’s Most Controversial CEOs

    Reputation is everything. Especially in the higher echelons of business, where the reputation of a CEO can determine a company’s fate. Some CEOs benefit their companies by cultivating positive reputations. They may end up as popular heroes, like Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard, or Business Hall of Famers (and future governors?) like eBay’s Meg Whitman. Some CEOs, […]

  • The World’s Best CEO Tirades

    It’s not easy being top dog. CEOs have to deal with demanding customers, employees, investors, and the public at large on a regular basis. You can’t blame them for having a moment now and then. Some CEOs, however, express themselves with reckless abandon. Especially when it comes to anger. From passive-aggressive impersonation to atomic outbursts, […]

  • Bill Gates Joins Twitter, Gains 100K Followers in 8 Hours

    Bill Gates decided to join Twitter yesterday morning. 8 hours later, he had 100,000 followers. That’s a heck of a personal brand (from Mashable): Eight hours ago, Microsoft founder Bill Gates joined Twitter. Five hours ago, Twitter’s Caroline Mizumoto tweeted about it. And moments ago, @BillGates broke 100,000 Twitter followers. If you’re looking for the […]

  • Will the Microsoft Courier Reinvent the Day Planner?

    Last night, Microsoft revealed details of Courier, its new tablet prototype. The dual-screen device comes with a stylus and a hinge, making old-school day planners look primordial. PCWorld has more on this potentially revolutionary business tablet: It’s not clear whether Courier will ever hit store shelves, as the device is just one of many tablet […]

  • Bill Gates Gives Up Facebook–Too Many Friends

    From the Sydney Morning Herald: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he was forced to abandon Facebook after too many people wanted to be his friend. Gates, the billionaire computer geek-turned-philanthropist who was honoured on Saturday by India for his charity work, told an audience in New Delhi he had tried out Facebook but ended up […]

  • Microsoft Says Goodbye to Gates–and is Doing Just Fine, Thank You Very Much

    (Image credit: Gizmodo.com) If there’s a mourning period surrounding Bill Gates’ departure, Microsoft isn’t showing it. Instead, the company is celebrating growth. According to a report from the UK Register, Microsoft is continuing its rounds of the software singles scene after Yahoo!’s rejection of its overtures. The software giant is close to buying Silicon Valley […]

  • In 7 Days, Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft in Flux. What’s Next?

    Bill Gates in 1983 Farewell, Bill Gates. Your 25 years at Microsoft have nurtured it from obscurity into a megalith. Now, it’s something in between. One thing is certain. Microsoft was built around the figurehead of Bill Gates. This Friday, Gates is bidding farewell, depriving Microsoft of its key symbolic element: himself. He’ll stay as […]