In next 15 years, Gates Foundation sees big jump for poor
The $42 billion Gates Foundation says the lives of poor people around the world will improve more over the next 15 years "than at any time in history."
Study reveals how much people understand Internet
The Internet generation doesn't actually know much about how it works.
Isaacson's new book tells of digital revolution
Walter Isaacson has a different way of looking at history.
Mark Zuckerberg's chilly charity challenge to Bill Gates
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has become the latest celebrity to be doused by a bucket of ice-cold water—and now he wants Bill Gates to follow suit.
At a Glance: Biggest tech donors in 2013
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, topped the list of the most generous American philanthropists in 2013 with a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock that are now worth more ...
Gates-funded student data group to shut down
The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last active client—New York state.
Microsoft's Gates reclaims title as world's richest
The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes's world's billionaires list, with his $76 billion beating out Mexico's Carlos Slim's $72 billion.
World's richest man would still pick up a $100 bill
The world's wealthiest man Bill Gates would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100,000 a year.
Bill Gates: From teen geek to world's richest man
As a geeky-looking teenager, he started in a garage and created the world's biggest software company. He then became the world's richest man and the world's most prominent philanthropist.
Microsoft nears CEO choice, mulls Gates role
Microsoft is nearing a decision on its new chief executive, with Indian-born insider Satya Nadella the leading candidate, US media reported Friday.
Woman's secret Santa turns out to be Bill Gates
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.
Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken (Update)
The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its ...
Broadband in schools gets boost from tech gurus
The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus—Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
Novell loses appeal on case against Microsoft
A federal appeals court is throwing out Novell Inc.'s complaint that Microsoft Corp. undermined the WordPerfect writing program in favor of Microsoft's own Word program with the Windows 95 rollout.