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Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Immigration Reform Group Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration-focused political advocacy group is getting the help of a few more tech heavyweights. Today, FWD.us announced a couple of new members: Microsoft founder BIll Gates, current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft EVP Brad Smith and Sean Parker, of Napster and later, Facebook fame. “We’re thrilled that Bill Gates, Brad Smith, Steve Ballmer, and Sean Parker – longtime …

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Condom Slingshot Gun Takes Applying Protection to the Extreme, Looks to Impress Bill Gates

Recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation posted a $100,000 grant offering to anyone who can help build a better condom. Why do we need a better condom? Well, increasing condom use around the world is key in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Gates acknowledges that the condom is the “most ubiquitous” but “potentially underutilized” products …

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen Recreate Iconic Photo 30+ Years Later

Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen haven’t always been on the best of terms, but it looks the the relationship has been mended enough to recreate a classic photo at a recent event. Allen tweeted out the pic featuring himself and Gates clothed appropriately, amidst old-school computers. So much fun catching up w/ computing pioneers at the #LCMCelebration last …

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Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment

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, to increase usage around to world to help protect against unwanted pregnancies and diseases. The condom hasn’t really received an …

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Bill Gates Condom Challenge Offers $100,000

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 as a solar-powered wastewater treatment system. Now, Gates is challenging inventors to use improvements in materials science to develop a …

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Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

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 to develop a better, more enjoyable condom so that people will be more apt to use it – thus preventing …

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Bill Gates On Gay Ban In Boy Scouts: It Should “Absolutely” Be Lifted

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 in Washington D.C. this week. When asked what he learned from scouting, Gates said, “How to tie knots, how to …

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Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers

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 new initiative. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, and Gabe Newell are some of the big names …

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No, Bill Gates Won’t Give You $5,000 to Share a Photo (Facebook Hoax)

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, I mean, I brought your Windows XP, right?” says a sign in the hands of the Microsoft founder. The photo …

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Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously.

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 question “Do you guys really use Bing? I mean seriously?” Gates had this to say: Seriously Bing is the better …

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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 asked him if he was still the richest guy in the world (he’s not), why he’s not focusing his attention …

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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 the Web series is making the jump from the Internet to the public access television. TED announced today that it’s …

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