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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bill Gates’

Bill Gates Sees Windows 8 As The Future Of PCs

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 lengthy and in depth review of the OS earlier this month. Now the other more famous co-founder has delivered his …

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Toilet Of The Future Has Been Selected By Bill Gates (Here’s What It Looks Like)

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 its “Toilet Fair,” a competition designed to encourage breakthroughs in the toilet and sanitation space. First, a little background. “Poop. …

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A Closer Look At The New Bill Gates Comic

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 in the future,” with robots talking to each other in binary code. One of them simply asks, “Creator?” Then, some …

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Bill Gates Says The PC Is Still Best For Education

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 starting to buy into the craze by buying all of their students iPads for learning and work. Some would say …

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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 the life of William Gates from his early days writing basic code, through the rise of Microsoft, to his current …

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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% of it is actually owned by the state. David Murdoc took control of the 140 square mile island as a …

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Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Throw Down In Rap Battle

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. Past battles have pit Hitler vs. Darth Vader or Michael Jackson vs. Elvis, but the newest is by far the …

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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 was a German bidder who snatched-up the vehicle for a cool $80,000. Also according to the auction house, this vehicle’s …

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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 counterpart, the MSNBC network. The idea was for news coverage to be integrated between cable television and an online platform. …

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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 talked the talk, and now he’s walking the walk. You may have heard that the next big thing to worry …

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Forbes’ 400 American Billionaires: Gates Still #1

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 list includes 397 people from Bill Gates to Dan Snyder. This is the 30th year of the vaunted list and …

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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 currently serves as CEO of Virtual Instruments, a privately held company located in San Jose, Calif., whose products are designed …

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