As Mark Zuckerberg announces plans to donate 99 per cent of his Facebook shares, who are the other big beasts with deep pockets? Simon Usborne charts the most generous
The investment fund promises to 'invest boldy and wisely' in clean energy
Chancellor expected to announce Government has agreed to fund a new £1bn scheme to tackle tropical diseases
The Microsoft co-founder laid out his vision for the future in a 1999 book
The wise knew the demise would be slow. Bill Gates gave newspapers another 50 years
New microbial fuel cells contain bacteria that produce electricity from urine as part of their natural life cycle
Thomas Penfield Jackson, who died of cancer on 16 June at the age of 76, was a federal judge in Washington who presided over a Microsoft antitrust case and ordered the software giant to be split up. He also presided over the the drug possession trial of the former Mayor of Washington, Marion Barry.
His poetry about the failings of the school system has struck a surprising chord online. He tells Charlotte Philby why
Quality newspapers are normally quite boring. Not monumentally boring, just a bit dull and worthy. If they were a colour, they would be brown.
Cameron writes in The Big Issue about his upbringing and the advice his father gave him
Bill Gates hails breakthrough as he urges world leaders to back new vaccination drive
The best-selling books, hottest cinema tickets and most desirable gadgets have one thing in common – they have a high nerd count. Alice-Azania Jarvis offers a spotter's guide to the geeky species that is inheriting the earth.
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.
The Tour d'Argent's cellar is one of the best in the world, but it is running out of space. So the Parisien restaurant has decided to sell off 18,000 bottles – and there are bargains to be had.
In 1975, he declared it his ambition to put 'a computer on every desk and in every home'. As Bill Gates today steps down from the top job at Microsoft, and focuses instead on his extraordinary philanthropic legacy, Stephen Foley examines how this geek from Seattle changed our world
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."