Bill Gates

Microsoft's House Of The Future Is Missing One Massive Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech

Things were different in 1999 - the Kosovo War was raging, Britney Spears was at Number 1 with 'Baby One More Time' and Bill Gates was only worth $100...

Terrifying Infographic Shows Why Mosquitoes Are Deadlier Than Humans, Sharks & Even Snakes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Human beings may be among the deadliest animals on the planet – but there is another species which is even more bloodthirsty than us. The humble ...

Retelling the Story of Media and Development

Martin Scott | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Martin Scott

I am deeply dissatisfied with the current state of public discourse about the role of media in international development...

The Urgent Need for Affordable Treatment for Sleeping Sickness

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Evolutionary analysis combined with proteomics enables us to pick up proteins that are present in trypanosomes and are essential for their survival, but are not present in mammals. They can therefore be a powerful way of uncovering and elucidating potential parasite-specific drug targets.

Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

World's Richest Man Is Bill Gates (Again)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

And the world's richest man is... Bill Gates. Again. The founder of Microsoft has apparently climbed back to the top of the global wealth charts...

This Man Now Runs Microsoft

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella as its next CEO. After a five-month search to replace previous CEO Steve Ballmer, Nadella will take over as only ...

Let's All Watch Billionaire Bill Gates Lose At Chess Really Quickly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Sure, Bill Gates might be a billionaire computer genius. He might have an actually-fairly-decent record of fighting malaria and other deadly diseases ...

What a Wonderful World

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I wonder if I can persuade you that, despite the utter horror of this week's headlines from Syria, we are lucky to live in an era of unprecedented human progress. Yes, I'm going to try to convince you that for more people, in more places, the world has more to offer now than at any time in the history of our species.

Paxo Grills Bill Gates On Wealth Inequality

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Jeremy Paxman interviewed Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, tackling wealth inequality, international aid...

No More Poor Countries By 2035?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Bill Gates has said extreme poverty and child mortality could be virtually eliminated in the next two decades. The world’s richest man said that ...

News Punch: The Pythons, The Police and Some Prophylactics

Marc Paterson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

It's been a week of reunions and revelations this week. The first team to get back together to relive the tomfoolery of their past is G4S. G4S to Man...

How Can Recording Artists Make a Living in the Spotify Era?

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

When an artist friend of mine shared a news story on his Facebook wall echoing the familiar 'my-song-has-been-played-a-million-times-and-I-earned-nothing' lament of the post-Napster music industry I thought I would ask Spotify directly - just how do artists get paid when their songs are played on Spotify?

Which 10 Americans Are Richer Than The US Government?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Politics

With America's government in shutdown, the country set to hit its debt ceiling on Thursday October 17. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned that Ame...

Could Microsoft Lose Its Mojo?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

Microsoft is getting back its "mojo" but could still be overtaken by more digitally innovative rivals, a senior executive has warned. Speaking to t...

Bill Gates Apologises For Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has apologised for Ctrl-Alt-Delete. The keyboard combination that restarted a billion computers - and famously out-foxed Homer Simpson -...

How Big Is Bill Gates' Fortune NOW?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

Bill Gates is still America's richest person, topping the list for the 20th time, after seeing his fortune soar to $72bn (£45.3bn). The Microsoft ...

Here's China's Richest Person, He's Now Worth £14bn

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Wang Jianlin has become the richest person in China, after seeing his personal fortune double over the last year to $22 billion (£14 billion). Th...

Steve Ballmer To Retire

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he is to retire. Ballmer said he will leave the company within 12 months as soon as his successor is chos...

How Nerds Became Rock Stars

Andrew Tipp | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Tipp

Something strange has happened. Basically, nerds rock. No, I'm not talking about how it's suddenly okay to like comics, Star Trek and thick-rimmed glasses. This isn't about superficial hipster geek chic. I'm talking about a genuine, meaningful cultural shift.

Bill Gates, Dambisa Moyo, and Books that Promote Evil

Austin Aneke | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK
Austin Aneke

During a recent Q & A session at the University of South Wales, Bill Gates sharply criticised Dambisa Moyo's book "Dead Aid", and said that such book ...

'Leftist Fat Cat' or Teachers' Saviour? Interview With NUT General Secretary Christine Blower

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Following my interview with Michael Gove's department, I present the very same questions to Christine Blower, the National Union of Teachers' general secretary.

Are The Days Numbered For The Egg?

India Leigh | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
India Leigh

There is a company that may very well be set to totally revolutionise the food manufacturing industry: come to the aid of the environment and improve our health. I met with the founder of Hampton Creek Foods, Josh Tetrick at his start-up company in the Soma district of San Francisco.

When Was the Last Time You Went a Whole Day Without Using Technology?

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech
Dharmendra Patel

When was the last time you went a whole day without using technology, be it a mobile phone, iPad etc? So why are retailers so apprehensive to unleash something that has the potential to engage us, thus building them more business? The short answer is, are you ready for this - technology is moving too fast for retailers.