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Let’s Talk About Bill Gates’ Plans to Build A ‘Smart Town’

Bill Gates doesn’t seem to be all that interested in maintaining his title as richest man in the world these days. He mostly focuses on philanthropy, but don’t think for a second that he’s lost his capacity for initiating a new benchmark for his rich competitors. Brace yourself: A new era may be approaching in which tech gazillionaires own the town you live in. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Surges Ahead of Bill Gates to Become World’s Richest Rich Guy

Last night, Amazon share prices surged and Microsoft shares dipped, allowing Jeff Bezos to surpass Bill Gates in new worth, dethroning Emperor Clippy to become the king of the rich nerds for the first time. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Had a Good Day yesterday

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just had one of those days that we all have from time-to-time. He officially became the second richest human on the planet and he shut down a business that was founded by one of his bitter rivals. Read More >>

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In Kenya, Women’s Smartphone Access Is Controlled By Men

The differences in the way men and women use technology have been studied lots of times, but a new report from Mozilla shows that in some countries, that difference is downright depressing. Read More >>

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Famous Dropout Mark Zuckerberg Will Get a Harvard Degree After All

Harvard just announced that Facebook founder and aspiring politician Mark Zuckerberg will deliver this year’s commencement address. As part of the deal, the university will give Zuckerberg an honorary degree and an honorary doctoral gown. This, despite the fact that Zuck dropped out of Harvard College in his second year. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Wants To Tax Those Job-Stealing Robots

The world's richest man and quite possibly the world's first trillionaire Bill Gates reckons the robots that will eventually steal your job should pay tax for the privilege. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Is Probably Going To Be Our First Trillionaire

Despite constantly giving his money away and spending it on important charity projects, Bill Gates is on track to become the world's first trillionaire, according to a report by Oxfam. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Warns That Damage Caused By Bioterrorism Could Be ‘Very, Very Huge’

CRISPR and other powerful new biotechnologies have made science that was once constrained to fancy high-end labs increasingly accessible. This is, of course, mostly a good thing. But it also means that those with nefarious intentions have easier access to the same technologies, too. Read More >>

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Hey, Oxfam, Leave Bill Gates Alone

Oxfam has stolen lots of the headlines for itself today, by revealing its calculations that just eight rich men hold as much money between themselves as the bottom half of the entire world. And head rich man guzzling all the gold coins for himself? Bill Gates. What a baddie he must be. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Says Trump’s Ideas Are Like the Apollo Space Programme, Fails to Mention Americans Didn’t Support That Either

Bill Gates recently had a phone call with President-elect Donald Trump. And Gates was impressed. He even compared Trump to John F. Kennedy, explaining that JFK got the country to support the Apollo space programme. According to Gates, Trump will get people excited about his initiatives. One of the many problems with Gates’ argument? Kennedy didn’t actually succeed at getting the majority of Americans to support Apollo. Read More >>

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Why Trump’s Tech Summit is Going to Be Super Awkward

This Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump will meet with — or “summon,” as it were — leaders from across the tech industry for a round-table chat. On paper, this appears to be a very sensible meeting. Silicon Valley nurtured a deliciously cosy relationship with the Obama administration, and it stands to reason that it will try that route with the Trump regime. Read More >>

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Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer Aren’t BFFs Anymore and It’s All Thanks to Smartphones

Personal relationships are always tricky, but they’re even trickier when they revolve around running a business worth billions of dollars. Just ask Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates! Read More >>

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Bill Gates, Richest Person in the World, Sees His Wealth Skyrocket to New High

Despite the fact that he seems to be giving away his billions to anyone who asks nicely enough, Bill Gates is still the richest person in the world. Not just that, but his wealth has hit a record high of $90 billion. Read More >>

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Bolivia to Bill Gates: Say Sorry for Trying to Give Us Chickens We Don’t Need

Bolivia has rejected an “offensive” donation of 100,000 chickens from Bill Gates, saying the billionaire philanthropist should apologise for not knowing that Bolivia already has enough poultry. Read More >>

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These are the Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should All be Reading

Want a peek into what makes the mind of the world's richest man tick? Then a good place to start would be his bookshelf. Former-Microsoft head honcho and disease-battling philanthropist Bill Gates has picked out his five top picks for summer reads. And it's an interesting, surprisingly accessible selection. Read More >>