The wise knew the demise would be slow. Bill Gates gave newspapers another 50 years
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Sunday 12 June 2011
Business chief and philanthropist Bill Gates is to take part in a telephone conversation with British people today ahead of a global conference on vaccines.
Friday 24 December 2010
JJB Sports, the beleaguered sports retailer, is poised to announce a £30m fund-raising and the departure of its chairman, to safeguard its future.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Monday 11 October 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Thursday 29 April 2010
Ed Roberts was one of the early pioneers in the world of personal computing, an electronics engineer who designed and created the first widely available home microcomputer in 1974. With no keyboard, no screen and only a set of switches to programme it, this was a different beast to today's laptop and desktop PCs. However, it is thanks to Roberts and his colleagues that computers emerged out of the worlds of academia, the military and commerce to make their way into our homes.
Sunday 21 February 2010
"Creative capitalism", the brainchild of Bill Gates, is the idea that capitalism can and should be used to solve the world's problems. In fact, Gates argues, capitalists should be much better at doing so than governments: they can "[match] business expertise with needs in the developing world to find markets that are... untapped." This book is drawn from a web-based discussion of Gates's idea, with economists, journalists and business people weighing in; some supportive, some acidly sceptical.
Monday 25 January 2010
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates today said the Internet needs to thrive in China as an engine of free speech and described official online censorship by Beijing as "very limited."
Saturday 24 October 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Friday 17 July 2009
Either Microsoft supremo Bill Gates knows a bargain when he sees one, or the definition of charity is getting somewhat stretched as a result of the recession taking its toll on some of the high street's most well-known names.
Monday 15 September 2008
Bill Gates is shopping for shoes. He's a size 10, and he likes his leathers on the cheap side. In fact, he's a bone fide, platinum card-carrying member of the Shoe Circus Clown Club.
Friday 27 June 2008
In summer 1986, freshly graduated from Duke University with a degree in computer science and economics, Melinda Ann French was working as an intern for IBM. She told a recruiter she had one more interview – with a new company called Microsoft. The recruiter was keen. "If you get a job offer from them," she said, "take it, because the chance for advancement there is terrific."
Friday 27 June 2008
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