Bill Gates http://www.kplu.org en What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like http://www.kplu.org/post/what-new-ceo-satya-nadellas-microsoft-might-look <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> publisher Mark Anderson made his </span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/exciting-new-year-technology" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">predictions for 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he included a “new Microsoft that no one expected.”</span></p><p>With the promotion of Satya Nadella to CEO and Bill Gates as technology advisor, Mark says his prediction is about halfway to fruition.</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 13479 at http://www.kplu.org What New CEO Satya Nadella's Microsoft Might Look Like Woman Who Got Secret Santa Gift From Bill Gates: Sorry About The iPad On My Wishlist http://www.kplu.org/post/woman-who-got-secret-santa-gift-bill-gates-sorry-about-ipad-my-wishlist <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">One woman's secret Santa this holiday season turned out to be one of the richest men in the world: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The gift exchange happened through the website <a href="http://redditgifts.com/gallery/secret-santa-2013/" target="_blank">Reddit's secret Santa event</a>, in which users swap presents across the country.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:47:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11922 at http://www.kplu.org Woman Who Got Secret Santa Gift From Bill Gates: Sorry About The iPad On My Wishlist Gates Chokes Up at Ballmer's Shareholder Goodbye http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-chokes-ballmers-shareholder-goodbye <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates choked up while reading from prepared remarks during Steve Ballmer's final shareholders meeting as chief executive.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The co-founder of the software giant said progress was being made to find Ballmer's replacement and he thanked him for serving as CEO for the last 13 years. Only Gates and Ballmer have led Microsoft Corp. since its founding 38 years ago.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Ballmer announced in August that he’ll step down within the year.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:24:17 +0000 The Associated Press 11151 at http://www.kplu.org Gates Chokes Up at Ballmer's Shareholder Goodbye Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute to Wash. Gun Control Measure http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-and-melinda-gates-contribute-wash-gun-control-measure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill and Melinda Gates have each contributed $25,000 to the campaign to require background checks for most gun sales in Washington. The couple’s personal contributions late last month helped push the Yes on Initiative 594 campaign over the $1 million mark.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:03:57 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11053 at http://www.kplu.org Bill And Melinda Gates Contribute to Wash. Gun Control Measure Where Do Bright Ideas Come From? http://www.kplu.org/post/where-do-bright-ideas-come <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientific breakthroughs and profitable businesses all start the same way: someone comes up with a bright idea.</span></p><p>Our education system teaches people what to do with that idea. Scientists will test it with experiments. Entrepreneurs will develop business plans.</p><p>Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says what’s missing is teaching people how to come up with the right ideas in the first place.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 10635 at http://www.kplu.org Where Do Bright Ideas Come From? Why Bill Gates Thinks Ending Polio Is Worth It http://www.kplu.org/post/why-bill-gates-thinks-ending-polio-worth-it Some critics say that ending polio has become Bill Gates' "white whale."<p>Why not just settle for the huge drop in polio cases that we've seen over the past decade and then spend money on other things that kill so many more kids, like diarrhea and malnutrition?<p>"Polio is special," Gates tells NPR's Robert Siegel on <em>All Things Considered</em>. "Once you get it done, you save $2 billion a year that will be applied to those other activities. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:06:17 +0000 8709 at http://www.kplu.org Why Bill Gates Thinks Ending Polio Is Worth It Bill Gates' 'disrespectful' handshake sparks debate http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-gates-disrespectful-handshake-sparks-debate <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Microsoft founder Bill Gates met with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Monday, part of a visit to build business ties and boost nuclear energy plans. But it was the handshake they shared that created the biggest stir in Korean society, after Gates greeted Park with a smile — and his left hand jammed into his pants pocket.</span></p><div class="content" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16.363636016845703px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14.545454025268555px;"><div class="card-content" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: none; width: auto;"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 18px;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">"Among Koreans, it is considered disrespectful to put one's hand in your pocket while shaking another person's hand,"&nbsp;<a href="http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130423000714" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);" target="_blank">reports&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The Korea Herald</em></a>. The encounter occurred at the president's official residence.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:59:07 +0000 Bill Chappell 8526 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Gates' 'disrespectful' handshake sparks debate Big data gets another blessing from Bill Gates http://www.kplu.org/post/big-data-gets-another-blessing-bill-gates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes seeing data presented in the right way can change your entire view of the world.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Bill Gates says that’s what happened to him 20 years ago, with global health:</p><blockquote><p>“I was completely stunned by the burden of disease in poor countries, to see that diarrhea was killing literally millions of children, and that some of those causes of diarrhea, like rotavirus, were preventable," he said. "There was a vaccine available in rich countries, but ironically, not in poor countries."</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:54:17 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7903 at http://www.kplu.org Big data gets another blessing from Bill Gates Why 'the Berlin Patient' is NOT heralding the end of AIDS http://www.kplu.org/post/why-berlin-patient-not-heralding-end-aids <p>Even though the AIDS epidemic is still spreading, the disease is not killing as many people as it used to, because of new drugs. And that&#39;s emboldened many leading AIDS researchers and policymakers to talk about ending the epidemic in the next few years.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5699 at http://www.kplu.org Why 'the Berlin Patient' is NOT heralding the end of AIDS Bill Gates says he was nervous addressing G20 http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-gates-says-he-was-nervous-addressing-g20 <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15621508">Talking to the BBC</a> about global health and poverty, Bill Gates also discussed the issue of the Greek crisis overwhelming the G20 talks and how nervous he was because of the opportunity to move the agenda of nations.</p><p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 20:46:53 +0000 Jake Ellison 3127 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Gates says he was nervous addressing G20 Bill Gates hands in his foreign aid report to G20 http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-gates-hands-his-foreign-aid-report-g20 <p>Bill Gates, who according to Forbes is the <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2016678292_bill_gates_fifth_most_powerful_person_in_the_world.html" target="_blank">fifth most powerful person in the world</a>, has made his case for boosting foreign aid and development to the G20 meeting of the world&rsquo;s richest countries, which is held in France this year</p><p>It&rsquo;s a <a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/g20/Pages/executive-summary.aspx" target="_blank">compelling case</a>. Unfortunately, it may be <strong>Greek </strong>to the rest of the world&rsquo;s powerful.</p><p><strong><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/11/bill-gates-hands-in-his-foreign-aid-report-to-g20-gets-a-b/">Read more on Humanosphere.</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:16:11 +0000 Tom Paulson 3100 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Gates hands in his foreign aid report to G20 Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates – the legacy debates http://www.kplu.org/post/steve-jobs-vs-bill-gates-%E2%80%93-legacy-debates <p>The Apple vs. PC debate has been ongoing for years, but in a recent <a href="http://video.pbs.org/video/2163444131">documentary posted online Nov. 2, PBS</a> further examines the relationship between late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:46:19 +0000 Joshua Kinne 3098 at http://www.kplu.org Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates – the legacy debates Seattle tech moguls likely to shape Skype-Facebook deal in Idaho http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-tech-moguls-likely-shape-skype-facebook-deal-idaho <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976496.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976496.mp3</a></p><p>Some of the biggest names in media and technology converge on Sun Valley, Idaho this week.</p><p>They&#39;re attending an annual retreat known to produce major industry-shaping business deals &ndash; one of those deals likely to be shaped involves Microsoft, Facebook and Skype.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:38:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Charla Bear 2030 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle tech moguls likely to shape Skype-Facebook deal in Idaho Gates gave ‘remarkable’ interview ahead of vaccine conference http://www.kplu.org/post/gates-gave-%E2%80%98remarkable%E2%80%99-interview-ahead-vaccine-conference <p>In an interview with the UK&#39;s Daily Mail, Bill Gates talked family, friends and global health. The world&rsquo;s second-richest man was striking in his normalcy, sharing how he is teased by his kids, works too much and isn&rsquo;t worried about a personal legacy.</p><p>&quot;Legacy,&quot; <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2001697/Microsofts-Bill-Gates-A-rare-remarkable-interview-worlds-second-richest-man.html">he told the Dail Mail</a>, &quot;is a stupid thing! I don&rsquo;t want a legacy. If people look and see that childhood deaths dropped from nine million a year to four million because of our investment, then wow!&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:59:52 +0000 Jake Ellison 1854 at http://www.kplu.org Gates gave ‘remarkable’ interview ahead of vaccine conference Bill Gates: Key to beating climate change is energy innovation. Is it? http://www.kplu.org/post/bill-gates-key-beating-climate-change-energy-innovation-it <p>Bill Gates was the keynote speaker for Seattle-based <a href="http://climatesolutions.org/" target="_blank">Climate Solutions</a>&lsquo; annual fund-raising breakfast today.</p><p>The gist of Gates&rsquo; message: The best way to fight climate change is to create forms of energy production that significantly reduce carbon emissions and are cheap enough to be of value to poor people worldwide.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/05/bill-gates-says-key-to-beating-climate-change-is-market-based-energy-innovations/"><strong>Read more:</strong></a> Tue, 10 May 2011 19:05:51 +0000 Tom Paulson 1567 at http://www.kplu.org Bill Gates: Key to beating climate change is energy innovation. Is it?