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The “Conversation with Bill Gates” will be held in Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC) Room 152 on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Gates will present a five to ten minute address to Tech students and faculty and leave the remaining time for live Q&A. “Students will get to interact with Mr. Bill Gates which is once in lifetime opportunity,” said Sangita Sharma, SCPC President and major organizer for the event.
When Microsoft had its massive Windows 8 launch in New York City's Times Square a couple of weeks ago , the company didn't indicate to the press or the general public that the company's chairman Bill Gates might show up. Yet, in a newly posted video from Microsoft showing the launch of Windows 8, Gates is indeed seen, very briefly, inside the Microsoft Store in Times Square. The video, posted on YouTube , has Gates inside the store and talking to customers (you can see him at the 1:08 mark). It's possible that Gates actually showed up on October 26, the day after the Windows 8 launch. This is because we also spotted a couple of images that were posted on the Flickr account of a man name Tom Starkweather who took two photos of Gates walking around by himself in Times Square on October 26th.
Paul Allen’s memoir, Idea Man , is out in paperback this week, and the Microsoft co-founder has penned an epilogue updating readers on some of the book’s major storylines — including the status of his friendship with Bill Gates. The book’s unvarnished account of Gates — from his unusual eating habits to his efforts to dilute Allen’s stake in the company — was part of Allen’s broader effort to tell his own life story “exactly as it happened,” as Allen puts it in the epilogue. “Not everyone loved everything I wrote,” writes Allen. “Some of my Microsoft friends were piqued that I’d cast the company’s recent history in ‘not the most favorable light,’ as one of them told me. But almost everyone soon got past their unhappiness — with the exception of Bill Gates.”
At the last two conferences I attended, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. At the most recent event, it was Kim Bush, a member of the foundation’s global health program leadership team. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation to serve as the director of life sciences partnerships, he worked for Baxter International Healthcare for 25 years.
The CodeSuite tools rely on Internet searches to filter out correlations due to reasons other than copying. For example, if an element is found in two programs and is also found many times on the Internet, it is most likely a commonly used term. If it is found in two programs but nowhere else on the Internet, then it is almost certainly present because it was copied. Normally, I would filter out all matching elements that had any hits on the Internet at all. In this case, I decided to be a bit more liberal and filter out matching elements that were found more than 100 times on the Internet.
Now, here’s a pairing we’d love to see at GeekWire’s upcoming ping-pong tournament . At the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting earlier this week, billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett busted out some ping pong paddles to take on U.S. Olympic ping-pong master Ariel Hsing. “I held my own for a while, but she creamed me when she brought her “real” game. I think I did a bit better than Warren,” Gates wrote in a blog post .
At the shareholders meeting, Warren and Charlie Munger took questions for more than five hours. They’re both amazing. May 07, 2012 | by Bill Gates This last weekend, I attended the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha. Often called Woodstock for Capitalists, this year’s meeting drew 35,000 investors and their families, who came to learn from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and participate in an institution unique in the world of business. I’ve been on the board of Berkshire Hathaway since late 2004, this is my eighth annual meeting, and I think it was one of the best.
Bill Gates brought a different message to campus than many visiting CEOs and speakers during a presentation to a packed Cubberley Auditorium Wednesday afternoon. The private sector can’t do it all, the Microsoft founder said, emphasizing the importance of foreign aid and philanthropy to tackle the most pressing global challenges. Gates encouraged students to travel to places of poverty and expose themselves to these development issues, noting that nothing can replace on-the-ground experience. Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, addressed Stanford faculty, administrators and students Wednesday afternoon about the challenges of innovating for developing nations. (ROGER CHEN/The Stanford Daily) “As long as you have the awareness of these issues, you find yourself drawn in and deeply engaged,” Gates said after the event in an interview with The Daily.
Flickr / CC BY 3.0 In separate letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bill Gates and some members of Congress have both called on the agency to finalize key rules created by the Dodd-Frank Act that would fight corruption in developing countries' mining operations. One of those rules was written with the intention of stopping the flow of conflict minerals into the U.S. The letters from Gates and members of the House call on the SEC to prevent energy companies from diluting the rules, one of which is supposed to require all oil, gas and mining companies reporting to the SEC to disclose their tax and other payments in every country of operation. Here's The Wall Street Journal on how industry has wielded its influence:
Should Britain’s richest citizens follow his example? “Philanthropy should be voluntary.” No one, he says, is going to take up giving “because someone scolded them or they heard Bill Gates say something mean. But I do think people are missing an opportunity to make an impact, learn a lot and be fulfilled.”
Bill Gates offers to bear Aarifa’s medical expenses in US Staff Report LAHORE: Microsoft Company Chairman Bill Gates has contacted parents of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Aarifa Karim, offering to bear the expenses of her medical treatment in the US.
NMA Group, a Los Angeles company that places products, mostly electronics, in movies and television shows, said Monday that it has been acquired by Corbis, a Seattle digital media licensing firm owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. NMA, founded in 1979 as Norm Marshall & Associates, has clients that include General Motors, Heineken and the Xbox unit of Microsoft. It also has offices in New York and London and will become a unit of Corbis’ entertainment division, which now will be led by Mark Owens, who had been NMA’s president. The division includes GreenLight, a licensing consultancy that represents deceased public figures like Albert Einstein, Steve McQueen and Johnny Cash.
Given the central role that food plays in human welfare and national stability, it is shocking—not to mention short-sighted and potentially dangerous—how little money is spent on agricultural research. In total, only $3 billion per year is spent on researching the seven most important crops. This includes $1.5 billion spent by countries, $1.2 billion by private companies, and $300 million by an agency called the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).