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Gates: Why I'm a charity worker now On a visit to Sydney in December Bill Gates told Tim Lester why he wants to spend the rest of his life working for his foundation. Bill Gates today ruled out ever returning to the helm of Microsoft and dismissed harsh barbs by his former arch-rival Steve Jobs. In an interview with Fairfax Media, Gates said Jobs was driven by the fact that "Microsoft machines outsold his machines by a lot". I made the transition to work full time on the Foundation and that'll be what I do for the rest of my life
Although he’s technically on vacation with his family in Australia, Bill Gates took some time to sit down for an interview today with Tim Lester of Fairfax Media to discuss a few topics that have been swirling around the Microsoft founder. Earlier this month rumors began to circulate that Gates was considering returning to the helm of Microsoft, but Gates was quick to dismiss any speculation on the subject. He denied the rumors and restated his devotion to work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “full-time.” He said that, although he does still maintain contacts within Microsoft, he considered his involvement to be limited to giving advice as the “foundation requires all of [his] energy.”
Revital, based in the city of Mombasa, specialises in making "auto-disable" syringes that are seen as a key weapon in lowering the transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV as they collapse after a single use, guaranteeing they cannot be used again. Aureos Capital, a UK-based emerging markets private equity firm, invested in Revital through its Africa Health Fund. Aureos was spun off in 2001 from CDC, a UK government-owned development fund founded more than 60 years ago. The firm's $100m Africa fund was established in 2009 with investors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Development Bank.
Posted on Harvard Business Review : November 1, 2011 12:29 PM By Maxwell Wessel Apple is undoubtedly the gold standard of today’s tech world.
September 15, 2011 | By Bill Gates Although Bill left Harvard after his freshman year to co-found Microsoft, he has been back to the Cambridge campus many times since to talk with students and faculty. On the 375th anniversary of Harvard’s founding, Bill was invited to share his thoughts on the university’s past and future. When I spoke at Harvard’s commencement a few years back, I admitted to just how limited my worldview was when I studied there, and how little I knew about the terrible problems and inequities facing the world’s poor. At its 375th anniversary, Harvard is a much different place than it was in the early 1970s: more diverse, less isolated, more focused on the wider world beyond the confines of Cambridge.
A great deal has been written this week about the sad death of Steve Jobs at the age of 56. There is no doubt about it, he was a remarkable man who had a huge impact on the electronics industry. From the Apple 2 home computer, through the original Mac and up to the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Jobs pioneered technological innovation that was beautiful to look at, easy to use and very functional. It often took years for the Windows world to catch up with stuff that the Macintosh could do straight out of the box.
By Robert A. Guth In a statement, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates expressed his condolences on the death of Steve Jobs, saying that it had “been an insanely great honor” to work with his long-time rival and Apple Inc. co-founder. Mr. Gates’s full statement: “I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have been competitors and friends for decades. Here's a look at some of the things Gates has said about Steve Jobs through the years. "During 1984 Microsoft expects to get half of its revenue from Macintosh software." -- Gates appearance at an Apple event in 1983 . "To create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit different, it takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard." -- 1998, as quoted three years ago in an AllThingsD interview .
October 05, 2011 I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work. Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
Jobs and Gates in 2007. (Asa Mathat photo) Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was among a large group of technology executives, Hollywood stars and political figures who attended the memorial service Sunday night for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs this weekend at Stanford University, according to a New York Times report .
Why is it so important to end polio? Eradication will have three huge benefits. The first is that getting rid of polio will mean that no child will die or be paralyzed by the disease in the future. One thing most people don’t realize is that if we don’t finish the job on eradication, we will lose a lot of the ground we’ve gained over the past two decades.