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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Pledge $3 Billion to Cure All Diseases
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Pledge $3 Billion to Cure All Diseases

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will spend USD 3 billion over the next ten years on their ambitious goal aimed at helping to eradicate all diseases by the end of this century. The goal is to "work together to cure, prevent or manage all diseases within our childrens lifetime," Chan, who is a pediatrician, said during an event in San Francisco for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the couples philanthropic group. Speaking through tears, Chan recalled telling parents their child had an incurable disease or could not be revived, experiences she said made her even more determined to work with scientists and engineers to build new tools that can save lives by the end of the century. The investments will include creating research tools from software to hardware to...
Microsoft Will Use Linkedin As a Facebook For Professionals: Bill Gates
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Microsoft Will Use Linkedin As a Facebook For Professionals: Bill Gates

San Francisco: Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates in an interview with Bloomberg TV’s said, "he’s enthusiastic about the company’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Corp., viewing it as an opportunity to build a business network for the working world like Facebook Inc. has created for social communities." Gates said in an interview with . “If we can make that as valuable as the Facebook feed in the social world, that’s huge value creation and that’ll happen over a period of years.” Users should be compelled to say: “This professional feed in LinkedIn, that is how I want to learn about my career, my company, my industry, and I’m going back there,”. The purchase is a way for Microsoft, which largely missed out on the consumer web boom dominated by the likes of Google and Face...
Apple Should Unlock San Bernardino iPhone: Bill Gates
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Apple Should Unlock San Bernardino iPhone: Bill Gates

A day after some victims of theSan Bernardino shooting said that they would file a legal brief in support of the U.S. Government's attempt to force Apple Inc. to unlock the encrypted iPhone owned by one of the shooters, technology giant Microsoft came out in support of the victims and asked Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone. The Financial Times quoted Bill Gates as saying that he was in disagreement with Apple CEO Tim Cook that the FBI's request would create an iPhone backdoor. "This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case," Bill Gates said. "It is no different than the question of should anybody ever have been able to tell the phone company to get information, should...
Corbis Entertainment Owned by Bill Gates Sold to Visual China
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Corbis Entertainment Owned by Bill Gates Sold to Visual China

Chinese image licensing company Visual China Group said it acquired on Friday the image division and content licensing unit of photo library Corbis Entertainment, owned by Microsoft Corp's co-founder Bill Gates. The company signed another deal with media service provider Getty Images to distribute Corbis' images and content to customers, thus bringing in a major photo library and an image distributor to China. Getty Images would distribute Corbis' content, creating a collection of over 200 million images and videos and certain archived historical contents for creative and editorial use. Following the sale of its image assets, Corbis will be rebranded and its other businesses will operate under a new brand name. As per the deal, Visual China's division, Unity Glory, will own and m...
Not Jobs, Bill gates predicted about online & tech future
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Not Jobs, Bill gates predicted about online & tech future

Markus Kirjonen, a student at Aalto University in Finland revealed that a book published in 1999 "Business @ the Speed of Thought", Bill Gates accurately predicts about future online world. In that book, Bill Gates outlined information systems, the Internet, and technology in general would change the way that businesses function.   He made some incredibly accurate predictions, most of which have since become huge industries like, smart phones, smart homes, social networks, and an array of other uses for the Internet - a few of which have yet to be developed. While we have to keep in mind that the book was written in the late 90’s, many of these questions are still hardly answered by today’s technology, and present opportunities for new businesses. It should help you answe...