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Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment
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As previously reported, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is looking for new innovations in the new round of their “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. One of these contests is for a $100,000 grant to develop a better condom, you know, …

Bill Gates Condom Challenge Offers $100,000
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Bill Gates‘ philanthropy continues to press hard on issues that may seem odd, but are actually essential to propping up the developing world. Last year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) selected a reinvention of the toilet that functions …

Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for new innovations in round 11 of it “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. And one of the areas that they want to improve is contraception – specifically the condom. Basically, the project looks …

Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted
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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who also happens to have been in the Boy Scouts, thinks the Boy Scouts of America should end its ban on gay members and leaders. He said so, quite matter-of-factly, at a Politico event …

Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers
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A new campaign looks to teach people about a “superpower” that is only being taught in about 10% of U.S. schools. We’re talking about programming, and an array of high-profile tech figures and celebrities are throwing their support behind the …

No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax) No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax)
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There’s a new viral share hoax going around Facebook involving a photo of Bill Gates. “Hey Facebook, As some of you may know, I’m Bill Gates. If you click that share link, I will give you $5,000. I always deliver, …

Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously. Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously.
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Bill Gates has just finished up his first-ever reddit AMA, answering users’ questions for just under one hour. Among the topics of discussion included Microsoft, coding, his wealth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccines, and yes, Bing. Replying to …

Bill Gates Talks Steve Jobs and More on Colbert Report Bill Gates Talks Steve Jobs and More on Colbert Report

So, Bill Gates was on The Colbert Report for the first time Wednesday night, presumably to promote the works of his massive philanthropic organization the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the recent release of his annual status letter. Colbert …

TED Makes The Logical Jump To PBS In April TED Makes The Logical Jump To PBS In April

Since its introduction, TED talks have become one of the major forces for good on the Internet. The video series featuring lectures from well-known educators, inventors and innovators have gone on to accrue more than one billion views. Now the …

Bill Gates Sees Windows 8 As The Future Of PCs Bill Gates Sees Windows 8 As The Future Of PCs
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Windows 8 has been controversial to say the least. It seems there are more naysayers everyday as we move closer to its launch this Friday. The operating system does have its fans, however, as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen wrote a …

Toilet Of The Future Has Been Selected By Bill Gates (Here’s What It Looks Like) Toilet Of The Future Has Been Selected By Bill Gates (Here’s What It Looks Like)
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What will the toilet of the future look like? How will it work? These are questions the Bill & Linda Gates foundation sought the answers to with its “Reinventing the Toilet” initiative. Now, the Foundation has selected a winner for …

A Closer Look At The New Bill Gates Comic A Closer Look At The New Bill Gates Comic
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As recently reported, the new Bill Gates comic from Bluewater Productions is available. Having had a chance to peruse it, I can now offer you a closer look, in case you’ve yet to pick one up. The comic begins “sometime …

Bill Gates Says The PC Is Still Best For Education Bill Gates Says The PC Is Still Best For Education
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Apple has really been pushing education for the past few years with the iPad. They even held a huge event earlier this year that was entirely focused on education and the arrival of interactive textbooks on the iPad. Schools are …

The Bill Gates Comic You’ve Been Waiting For Is Now Available (Google, Dorsey Comics On The Way) The Bill Gates Comic You’ve Been Waiting For Is Now Available (Google, Dorsey Comics On The Way)

Bluewater Productions announced that its new Bill Gates comic, ““Bill Gates: Co-Founder of Microsoft,” is now available in stores and online. The description says: He has been called the sultan of software and the master of the modern PC. Follow …

Who Will Buy the Island of Lanai? The Founder of Oracle or the Founder of Microsoft? Who Will Buy the Island of Lanai? The Founder of Oracle or the Founder of Microsoft?

Los Angeles billionaire David Murdoc is trying to sell his private island of Lanai, and already has a potential buyer. The island is part of Hawaii (It’s the sixth largest Island in Hawaii to be more specific), but only 2% …

Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Throw Down In Rap Battle Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Throw Down In Rap Battle
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If you’ve been on YouTube for any amount of time, you’re probably aware of NicePeter’s and EpicLloyd’s Epic Rap Battles of History. The video pits two historical figures against each other in what can only really be described as epic. …

Bill Gates’ Old Porsche Sells for $80,000

According to Wolfgang Humer, a representative from Dorotheum auction house in Vienna, Bill Gates old Porsche 911 aroused quite a bit of interest when it went up for auction. Apparently there were bidders from all over the world, but it …

NBC takes Initiative to Buy Microsoft out of MSNBC NBC takes Initiative to Buy Microsoft out of MSNBC

All the way back in 1996, a chance meeting between NBC News anchor, Tom Brokaw and Microsoft founder Bill Gates sparked the creation of a new way for viewers to get news. MSNBC.com was launched along with its cable television …

Pee: Bill Gates’ Latest Investment To Save The World Pee: Bill Gates’ Latest Investment To Save The World

Do you recall a Time article last year that featured Bill Gates’ latest idea to improve sanitation in the developing and poorer areas of the world with the bold idea of turning human waste into a usable natural resource? He …

Forbes’ 400 American Billionaires: Gates Still #1
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The Forbes’ Magazine annual list of American billionaires has come out and to pretty much no ones surprise, Bill Gates is still #1. The annual list is produced as a way to show off American productivity and prosperousness. This years …

Microsoft Adds Tenth Member to Board Microsoft Adds Tenth Member to Board

Microsoft Corp. today announced that John W. Thompson, chief executive officer of privately held Virtual Instruments and former chairman and CEO of Symantec Corp., was appointed to the company’s board of directors, returning the board’s size to 10 members. Thompson …