BILL GATES

  • Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases November 3, 2014

    Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates has announced he will donate over USD 500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action. The former Microsoft CEO told the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine...
  • Clean Up India: Bill Gates appreciates Modi's toilet initiative October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus. "Narendramodi has India talking about toilets-and that's a great thing," Gates said in a tweet, which was re-tweeted by the Prime Minister. Gates, along...
  • Impressed by PM Modi's commitment to fighting poverty: Bill Gates October 7, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to improve health services and his focus on ending open defecation has "impressed" Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who said it is "inspiring" to see India move to the forefront of providing such services to the underprivileged. "Modi has India talking about toilets. This is...
  • Five Indian-Americans in Forbes list of US' richest September 30, 2014

    New York: Five Indian-Americans have been named among the 400 richest people in the US by Forbes, a list topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the 21st year in a row with a net worth of $81 billion. Founder of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat Desai, entrepreneur John Kapoor, Symphony Technology...
  • Progress is being made on developing a 'nextgeneration' ultrathin, skinlike condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, says Bill Gates September 19, 2014

    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday progress is being made on developing a "nextgeneration" ultrathin, skinlike condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by firstworld investors. Last year, the Microsoft cofounder and one of the world's richest men offered inventors $100,000 in startup grants to...
  • Action plan launched to check under5 deaths September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With 13.3 lakh under5 children dying every year, over half of them in their first month, Government on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at reducing such deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by 2030, ahead of global deadline of 2035. Flanked by billionaire philanthropist...
  • Watch: Bill Gates accepts Mark Zuckerberg's icebucket challenge and takes it to a geeky new level with his own engineered structure in place August 16, 2014

    When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the icebucket challenge and asked Bill Gates to do the same, we hadn't thought Gates would outdo Zuckerberg by such epic proportions. Bill Gates charted out a plan and engineered a structure to help him take the challenge. In this video Bill Gates says...
  • Bill Gates may have no direct ownership in Microsoft by mid2018 May 3, 2014

    Seattle: Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, will have no direct ownership in the company he cofounded by mid2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Gates, who started the company that revolutionized personal computing with schoolfriend Paul Allen in 1975, has sold 20 million shares...
  • 3 myths that block progress for the poor April 7, 2014

    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 March 4, 2014

    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 March 4, 2014

    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 March 2, 2014

    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 41st...
  • Satya Nadella a safe choice for Microsoft, but is it a smart choice? February 6, 2014

    San Francisco: After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a homegrown 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's...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella becomes an instant hit on the internet February 6, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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...
  • Microsoft's Mr India: The inside story of Satya Nadella February 5, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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 todo list February 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: As with any new CEO, Microsoft's Satya Nadella will have a packed agenda that includes filling top management roles and reexamining strategy. The tech giant on Tuesday named Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer. He is only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38year history. The longtime insider will...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella faces challenges in mobile, investor relations February 4, 2014

    Washington: As Microsoft Corp prepares to unveil insider Satya Nadella as its new chief executive, investors and analysts are weighing how effective the 22year veteran will be in reigniting 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 Indiaborn Satya Nadella as CEO February 4, 2014

    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 on...
  • Sundar Pichai vs Satya Nadella: Two Indians in the running for the Microsoft CEO post February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Contrary to the Bloomberg report which suggested that IndianAmerican Satya Nadella may replace longtime 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 frontrunner for the CEO job at Microsoft. Sundar Pichai, the 42yearold...
  • Curious Microsoft CEO candidate Satya Nadella would ask a lot of questions as a student February 1, 2014

    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, why...
  • Microsoft profit beats forecasts, no word on new CEO January 24, 2014

    Microsoft Corp posted a biggerthanexpected 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 fivemonth...
  • World a better place now, nations making good progress: Bill Gates January 23, 2014

    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 January 12, 2014

    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 by...
  • Bill Gates tops chart as most admired in world, Sachin 5th: Survey January 12, 2014

    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 surveying...
  • Woman's secret Santa turns out to be Bill Gates December 20, 2013

    One woman's secret Santa this holiday season turned out to be one of the richest men in the world: Microsoft cofounder 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 John Pinette...
  • Microsoft's Bill Gates highlights tough requirements for new CEO November 20, 2013

    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 the...
  • Harsh Vardhan writes to Bill Gates, lauds support for anti polio drive November 11, 2013

    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 antipolio campaign. In a letter to Gates, Vardhan appreciated his lavish praise of India's...
  • Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer seek reelection to Microsoft board October 4, 2013

    Seattle: Chairman Bill Gates and retiring Chief Executive Steve Ballmer are standing for reelection 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 target...