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India tech tycoon donates $2.3 bn to charity

Indian software tycoon Azim Premji said Saturday he has given $2.3 billion to an education charity that he controls, reportedly the biggest charitable donation in the country's recent history.

dateFeb 23, 2013 in Business
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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.

dateApr 21, 2014 in Other
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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 ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Business
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Gates back on stand in Utah in $1B antitrust trial

Microsoft's Bill Gates returned to the witness stand Tuesday to defend his company against a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit that claims the software giant tricked a competitor into huge losses and soared onto ...

dateNov 22, 2011 in Business
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Learning platform uses quiz concept

Can university students, schoolchildren and employees play their way to knowledge? Can computerised games help to reverse worrisome school drop-out rates? Yes, say the researchers behind the Norwegian-developed Kahoot! learning ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Social Sciences
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TED takes on 'What the world needs now'

Let the mind-bending begin! A TED conference that attracts brilliant minds and challenges them to solve humanity's ills got underway Tuesday in the southern California city of Long Beach.

dateFeb 10, 2010 in Other
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