BILL GATES

  • Bill Gates, explains in a paragraph, the difference between him and Steve Jobs April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Bill Gates- who founded one of the world's most valuable company, Microsoft, and Steve Jobs- one who created one of the world's most valuable brands, Apple, have been noted as two individuals who are an institution in themselves when it comes to technology. But what does the software...
  • Microsoft turns 40: Read the full text of Bill Gates' email to employees April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: As Microsoft turns 40 today, its co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has sent a letter to the employees of the software giant, reminicing less on the past and focusing more on the future. Originally tweeted by Amit Roy Choudhary, which Microsoft confirmed, the email talks about how the...
  • 40 years of Microsoft: 40 milestones in Microsoft's history April 4, 2015

    40 years ago, on April 4, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, friends from Lakeside School in Seattle, formed a little partnership. Gates was 19 and Allen 22. That partnership was called Micro-soft. The 40-year-long journey saw Microsoft evolving into one of the world's largest technology companies and is...
  • Bill Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games March 19, 2015

    Vancouver: Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic. The Microsoft software mogul and philanthropist called for "germ games not war games" to train response forces and reveal holes in defences. "The Ebola epidemic...
  • Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for 8th year; Bill Gates on top globally March 2, 2015

    New York: Mukesh Ambani has retained his position as the richest Indian for the eighth year in a row with a networth of US dollar 21 billion, while moving up one place on the global rich list that has been topped once again by software czar Bill Gates. ...
  • Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates meets with China's technology minister February 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Bill Gates, Microsoft's former CEO, met with China's technology minister this week, said a statement on the ministry website, days after U.S. tech groups expressed concerns over Chinese regulation damaging their businesses. In the meeting with China's Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, in which Gates was representing the...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates get Padma Bhushan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who are also big philanthropists, on Sunday were chosen for Padma Bhushan award this year under the social work category. In the trade and industry discipline, Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, whose domicile is France/UK, has been selected for Padma...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates: Our bet for 2030 January 22, 2015

    The authors are co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their 2015 Annual Letter, from which this article was adapted, is available at www.gatesletter.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet. We started our foundation in...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Aamir Khan, Bill Gates write to world leaders on climate change, poverty and inequality January 15, 2015

    India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on January 15, 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one...
  • 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...