Where Did Microsoft Go Wrong

These were the worst decisions Bill Gates made as CEO of Microsoft

April 26th at 11:28 AM

These were the worst decisions Bill Gates made as CEO of Microsoft

In 2016, Microsoft doesn’t carry quite the same cachet that it did a decade ago. Although Windows 10 has been widely praised as a step in the right direction, the company has never been able to garner the same good will that Apple has been swimming in for nearly a decade now. So who’s to blame?

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Bill Gates talks Apple FBI

Bill Gates talks Apple/FBI standoff, skipping classes at Harvard, and much more

March 8th at 11:59 PM

Bill Gates talks Apple/FBI standoff, skipping classes at Harvard, and much more

Long since removed from running the day-to-day operations of Microsoft, Bill Gates seems to be enjoying retirement. Not only does he have time to spend on any number of philanthropic endeavors, he’s also not shy about engaging in a Reddit AMA every now and again.

That said, Gates on Tuesday afternoon returned to Reddit for the fourth time where he answered questions on a whole host of topics, including the FBI’s ongoing legal battle with Apple, how he used to skip class while he was a student at Harvard, and much more.

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Bill Gates Memorized License Plate Numbers

Bill Gates used to memorize employee license plate numbers to see who was working the longest

February 1st at 11:35 PM

Bill Gates used to memorize employee license plate numbers to see who was working the longest

In a refreshingly candid and informative interview with BBC’s Kirsty Young, Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke openly on number of interesting topics, including his rivalry with Steve Jobs and how he initially met and began courting his wife, now Melinda Gates. But perhaps the most interesting and quirky tidbit from Gates’ interview centers on the famed tech icon’s insatiable demand for excellence from his employees.

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Bill Gates Climate Change Energy Miracle

Bill Gates bets $2B to beat climate change with faster innovation

November 5th at 7:25 PM

Bill Gates bets $2B to beat climate change with faster innovation

Aside from being the cofounder of one of the largest tech companies known to man, Bill Gates is also known for his tremendous philanthropy work. Gates and his foundation are trying to eradicate certain diseases, solve problems with clean water scarcity and, as of late, fix climate change. Gates is ready to bet $2 billion of his money to fund innovation at an accelerated pace to seek ideas that would turn out to be the “energy miracle” we’ll need in the future to put a stop to global warming. More →

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Richest People In History

The 10 wealthiest people in the history of the world, according to TIME

October 9th at 2:11 PM

The 10 wealthiest people in the history of the world, according to TIME

Extreme wealth, in more recent times, has tended to accumulate in the hands of individuals who have been at the forefront of either industrial and technological revolutions. From the wealth Cornelius Vanderbilt amassed building railroads in the 1800s to the impressive fortune Bill Gates amassed as the CEO of Microsoft, many of the world’s richest men over the past two centuries or so are likely familiar names.

But if we take a step back and look at the richest individuals to have ever lived, the list becomes a whole lot more interesting. While more recent manifestations of wealth can be seen in the realm of industry and technology, more ancient manifestations of wealth arose in contexts of sheer power and, at times, old-fashioned military domination.

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Microsoft Bill Gates Letter

Read Bill Gates’ letter to Microsoft employees for company’s 40th anniversary

April 6th at 7:00 PM

Read Bill Gates’ letter to Microsoft employees for company’s 40th anniversary

Over the weekend, Microsoft, somewhat quietly, celebrated its 40th anniversary. Co-founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen back in 1975, Microsoft, of course, would eventually go on to become the de-facto standard in computer software thanks to the 1-2 punch of Windows and Microsoft Office.

In commemoration of Microsoft’s 40th year, Bill Gates recently penned a letter to Microsoft employees which touched on what the company has accomplished while also painting a rosy picture of what lies ahead.

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Bill Gates Apple Watch

Bill Gates and family won’t be lining up to buy the Apple Watch

March 11th at 9:30 PM

Bill Gates and family won’t be lining up to buy the Apple Watch

While the bulk of Bill and Melinda Gates’ time these days centers on their charity work, the Gates family remains steadfastly devoted to all things Microsoft. If you thought that some time away from the trenches of the tech world might have softened their stance regarding Apple products, you might want to reconsider.

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Bill Gates Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates is the latest brilliant person to warn artificial intelligence could kill us all

February 3rd at 10:45 AM

Bill Gates is the latest brilliant person to warn artificial intelligence could kill us all

Worries about artificial intelligence possibly wiping out humanity aren’t just limited to science fiction writers — plenty of the world’s most brilliant people think developing AI could be a potentially catastrophic mistake as well. In addition to famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Space X CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates is now warning about the dangers of AI. More →

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Jimmy Fallon and Bill Gates Poop Water

Video: Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink sanitized sewage water

January 22nd at 10:15 PM

Video: Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink sanitized sewage water

Bill Gates was invited on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where he talked about the “Omniprocessor,” a neat invention that helps engineers turn human waste into clean water and electricity. This isn’t the first time Gates talked about this Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project, or the first time when Gates drank so-called “poop water,” but this time around the Microsoft guru also tricked Fallon into drinking the same kind of water. More →

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Bill Gates Water Poop Video

Video: Watch Bill Gates drink clean water processed from human waste

January 7th at 4:46 PM

Video: Watch Bill Gates drink clean water processed from human waste

Bill Gates may not run Microsoft anymore but he’s still doing some insanely cool things, such as coming up with more ways to provide clean drinking water to people around the world who now lack access to it. Gates’ quest for clean water has now led him to try getting it from a most unexpected source: Human waste. More →

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Bill Gates Secret Santa Gift

Bill Gates gives a lucky person one of the best Secret Santa gifts ever

December 22nd at 4:45 PM

Bill Gates gives a lucky person one of the best Secret Santa gifts ever

Reddit has a massive Secret Santa gift exchange every year and one of its most high-profile participants is none other than Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. This year, Redditor calid7 was the lucky person to get Gates as her secret Santa and he sent her one of the greatest Secret Santa gifts we’ve ever seen: A full-size replica of the horned helmet worn by the evil god Loki in The Avengers and other Marvel films. More →

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