Bill Gates

  • 3 myths that block progress for the poor 07-04-2014 06:46 PM

    By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many...
  • Top 10: The world's richest tech billionaires in 2014 04-03-2014 12:06 PM

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has regained the title of the world's richest man in the Forbes magazine's annual billionaire list that includes 56 India-based billionaires. Apart from the richest people on the planet, the list also details the world's richest billionaires in the world of tech. Google's Larry Page has...
  • Gates reclaims top spot, Mukesh Ambani richest Indian in Forbes billionaire list 04-03-2014 10:08 AM

    Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women. With a net worth of $76 billion, the Microsoft Corp co-founder reclaimed the top spot after a...
  • India home to 70 billionaires; Mukesh Ambani richest Indian 02-03-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country's richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion, says a report. According China-based research firm Hurun's 2014 global rich list, Mukesh Ambani was ranked...
  • Satya Nadella a safe choice for Microsoft, but is it a smart choice? 06-02-2014 04:30 PM

    San Francisco: After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a home-grown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That's back when Google's founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school. Tuesday's hiring of Nadella as...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella becomes an instant hit on the internet 06-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Hyderabad born Satya Nadella became an instant hit on the internet with half a billion search results for him within hours of him being named Microsoft's new CEO. He's also only the third person to lead Microsoft, since it was founded 39 years ago. He's gone from head of their...
  • Satya Nadella: From a star cricketer at school to Microsoft CEO 05-02-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: Hyderabad born Satya Nadella on Tuesday succeeded Steve Ballmer as head of the world's most iconic technology company - Microsoft. It's a long journey for this Hyderabad boy, who now has the job of turning around Microsoft. Satyanarayana Nadella passed out from Hyderabad Public School in 1984. The...
  • Microsoft's Mr India: The inside story of Satya Nadella 05-02-2014 07:20 PM

    Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. ...
  • Honoured and humbled says Satya Nadella as he becomes Microsoft's CEO 05-02-2014 08:33 AM

    Microsoft has named Hyderabad born Satya Nadella as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. "While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition - it only respects innovation,"...
  • Satya Nadella: The top 5 items on the new Microsoft CEO's to-do list 05-02-2014 06:21 AM

    Los Angeles: As with any new CEO, Microsoft's Satya Nadella will have a packed agenda that includes filling top management roles and re-examining strategy. The tech giant on Tuesday named Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer. He is only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history. The longtime insider will...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella faces challenges in mobile, investor relations 04-02-2014 08:15 PM

    Washington: As Microsoft Corp prepares to unveil insider Satya Nadella as its new chief executive, investors and analysts are weighing how effective the 22-year veteran will be in re-igniting the company's mobile ambitions and satisfying Wall Street's hunger for cash. The world's biggest software firm faces a slow erosion of...
  • Microsoft names India-born Satya Nadella as CEO 04-02-2014 07:45 PM

    Redmond, Washington: Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. The software company announced...
  • Sundar Pichai vs Satya Nadella: Two Indians in the running for the Microsoft CEO post 03-02-2014 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Contrary to the Bloomberg report which suggested that Indian-American Satya Nadella may replace long-time Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer as he steps down, a new report has emerged saying that Google's Andorid head Sundar Pichai is the front-runner for the CEO job at Microsoft. Sundar Pichai, the...
  • Curious Microsoft CEO candidate Satya Nadella would ask a lot of questions as a student 01-02-2014 11:22 AM

    Mumbai: In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, was a relentless questioner. "When all other students will quietly listen to what I would teach, he will ask a lot of questions - 'why does it have to be like this,...
  • Microsoft profit beats forecasts, no word on new CEO 24-01-2014 01:46 PM

    Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill. The world's largest software company did not say anything about its...
  • World a better place now, nations making good progress: Bill Gates 23-01-2014 12:29 PM

    The founder of Microsoft Bill Gates said that by looking at headlines, it is easy to get an impression that there's nothing good in the world but by almost any measure, "the world is better than it has ever been." ...
  • Bill Gates most admired in world, Sachin 5th: YouGov poll 12-01-2014 10:39 PM

    London: Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been named as the most admired person on the planet with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar fifth on a list of 30 people compiled after a poll in 13 countries, including India. The 'World's most admired people poll' was conducted by YouGov for The Times...
  • Bill Gates tops chart as most admired in world, Sachin 5th: Survey 12-01-2014 03:56 PM

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been named as the most admired person on the planet with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar fifth on a list of 30 people compiled after a poll in 13 countries, including India. The 'World's most admired people poll' was conducted by YouGov for The Times by...
  • Woman's secret Santa turns out to be Bill Gates 20-12-2013 04:18 PM

    One woman's secret Santa this holiday season turned out to be one of the richest men in the world: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The gift exchange happened through the website Reddit's secret Santa event, in which users swap presents across the country. A spokesman for Gates confirmed he participated. Spokesman...
  • Microsoft's Bill Gates highlights tough requirements for new CEO 20-11-2013 11:46 AM

    Bellevue: Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with Microsoft Corp's progress in finding a new chief executive but outlined the difficulties in picking the next leader of the world's largest software company as it seeks to reinvent itself as a mobile computing power. Gates is part of...
  • Harsh Vardhan writes to Bill Gates, lauds support for anti- polio drive 11-11-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP's chief ministerial candidate, Harsh Vardhan who, as a minister in the 90s, had initiated the pulse polio programme in the city, on Monday thanked Microsoft founder Bill Gates for his support to the anti-polio campaign. In a letter to Gates, Vardhan appreciated his lavish praise of...
  • Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer seek re-election to Microsoft board 04-10-2013 05:20 PM

    Seattle: Chairman Bill Gates and retiring Chief Executive Steve Ballmer are standing for re-election to Microsoft Corp's board of directors, despite recent moves by some investors to reduce their influence, according to the software company's annual proxy filing made public on Thursday. Ballmer and Gates, both 57, have been the...
  • Microsoft investors push for chairman Bill Gates to step down 02-10-2013 09:37 AM

    Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. While Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been under pressure for years...
  • Three Indian-Americans among America's 400 richest 17-09-2013 12:33 PM

    Three Indian-Americans figure among America's 400 richest people with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates retaining the top spot on the Forbes list for the twentieth straight year, at $72 billion. Up $6 billion from 2012, Gates is once again the world's richest person, having passed Mexico's Carlos Slim in May. Topping...
  • Gates tops Forbes rich list again as young wealthy play catch up 16-09-2013 10:22 PM

    The richest 400 Americans are significantly richer in 2013 than they were last year and younger Americans are accumulating wealth at a faster clip than their baby boomer counterparts, according to two reports released Monday. The annual Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list showed that total wealth climbed 19 per cent...
  • From Nokia chief to Bill Gates, guessing game begins on new Microsoft CEO 27-08-2013 10:57 PM

    london: As Steve Ballmer bows out of Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), the guessing game over who will replace him has started with a British bookmaker putting Nokia's Stephen Elop as the favourite. Ballmer, 57, unexpectedly announced his retirement last Friday after more than three decades at the world's largest software company,...
  • Who will be next to lead Microsoft? 25-08-2013 10:13 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp has set up a special committee to find a new chief executive after Steve Ballmer announced his retirement on Friday. The world's largest software company has no anointed successor, and has had only two CEOs in its 38-year history - Ballmer and co-founder Bill Gates. The following...
  • World leaders sign charter to tackle malnutrition 09-06-2013 12:06 AM

    London: World leaders on Saturday signed a global agreement to fight malnutrition in children and made commitments of up to USD 4.15 billion to tackle the global menace. The participants, who signed a Global Nutrition for Growth Compact, committed their countries and organisations to reduce the number of children under...
  • Bill Gates makes hush-hush visits to Andhra firms 31-05-2013 06:16 PM

    Hyderabad: Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates visited Biological E Ltd, a leading vaccine manufacturer, and the International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) near Hyderabad on Thursday on a private trip kept completely under wraps. Bill Gates, who is also co-chairperson of the Bill & Melinda Gates...
  • Philanthropic campaign by Bill Gates gets more pledges 08-05-2013 05:46 AM

    Miami: Nine more wealthy families and individuals have pledged to give at least half of their fortunes to charity as part of a philanthropic campaign by two of the world's richest men, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Giving Pledge, which was launched by Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and...