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Bill Gates

  1. microsoft
    Paul Allen Turned Microsoft Into a ColossusAfter convincing high-school friend Bill Gates to drop out of college and start a software company called Micro-Soft, Allen helped change the world.
  2. questions
    Trump Reportedly Had Trouble Knowing the Difference Between HIV and HPVBill Gates says the president asked him about it twice.
  3. late capitalism
    Bill Gates Has No Idea How Much Food CostsYour #mcm thinks Totino’s pizza rolls are $22.
  4. Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Person in the World AgainHe has $90 billion, which is a lot, according to economics.
  5. What Does Bill Gates Have to Live for Now That He’s Not the World’s Richest Man?Jeff Bezos has become the world’s richest man, as well as the world’s richest person who looks like a jacked J.K. Simmons.
  6. Clippy Didn’t Just Annoy You — He Changed the WorldWhat we owe Clippy, Microsoft’s greatest shame.
  7. Clinton’s Initial VP List Included Bill Gates, Tim Cook, and Bernie SandersWikiLeaks reveals that a democratic socialist and the “billionaire class” were both early veepstakes contenders.
  8. Gates: Sometimes FBI Should Access Private DataThe ticking-time-bomb scenario comes to your phone.
  9. schemes
    Bill Gates Hacked His High School’s Computers to Be Placed in All-Girls ClassesHaha, what a nerd.
  10. Bill Gates vs. Thomas PikettyThe world’s richest man goes head-to-head with the world’s favorite socialist public intellectual. 
  11. Martha Stewart Would Kill Donald Trump, Marry Michael BloombergIn a game of FMK.
  12. contraception
    You Deserve a Better CondomBill Gates for your pleasure. 
  13. Bill Gates Wants a New Condom Patent, Like, NowThere’s a $1 million grant behind it.
  14. Food Politics
    Bill Gates Wants You to Reconsider Your Stance on Fake MeatHe’s funneling money into food research with a view toward developing better plant-based proteins that more people will want to eat.
  15. Mutant Crops
    Billionaires Give Millions to Provide Farmers With Genetically Modified SeedsPrepare for mutant crops.
  16. Bill Gates Just Can’t Seem to Get Rid of All This Pesky MoneyBeing  a billionaire is hard.
  17. Mediavore
    Nancy Silverton on Mozza’s Inspiration; Bill Gates Awarded for Fighting HungerThe chef cites a pizza joint in Phoenix and an Italian mozzarella bar.
  18. Mediavore
    Middleboro Wants A Wegmans; Scientists Grow Super BroccoliPlus Bill Gates fights hunger and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  19. Mark Zuckerberg Ups the Philanthropic Ante, Pledges the Bulk of His BillionsZuckerberg pledges the majority of his theoretical $6.9 billion.
  20. Real-Life Geeks and the Hollywood Stars Who Play ThemMark Zuckerberg isn’t the only techie to get the celluloid treatment.
  21. America’s Superrich Get Super-RicherBill Gates is still the wealthiest of them all.
  22. Sympathy for The Zuckerberg: Tech CEOs’ Youthful Indiscretions
  23. do-gooders
    Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Convince Other Billionaires to Follow SuitThirty-eight billionaires have signed on to give away half their wealth.
  24. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Jerry Seinfeld Shows No Loyalty to Bill GatesPlus, Russell Brand attempts to replace President Obama as the anti-ambassador to Las Vegas, on our regular late-night roundup.
  25. Carlos Slim Helu Is the World’s Richest ManBloomberg is the top New Yorker on the list, with a cool $18 billion fortune.
  26. There’s a Reason Natalie Portman Is Keeping Her Ballet Lover a SecretIt’s another ballet dancer.
  27. Jake Gyllenhaal Is Trying to Win Reese Witherspoon Back, With Vintage DinnerwareThat would totally work for us. Then again, Jake giving us a Dixie cup would win us back.
  28. gossipmonger
    Angelina Jolie Gets So Angry That She Tears Brad Pitt’s Shirt OffThat’s what we do when we’re angry with Brad Pitt, too!
  29. Flirting With Proprietary InformationA dating story gone wrong.
  30. What Goes On in a Secret Billionaires Meeting?Oprah, Bloomberg, Buffett, and more extremely wealthy people held a secret meeting earlier this month.
  31. Mediavore
    Starbucks Ice Cream at Your Grocer; Bill Gates Goes for Prix FixePlus, Gino will survive, in our morning news roundup.
  32. How Cool Would a Microsoft Store Be in New York?About as cool as we would imagine.
  33. Now We’ll Get to See Even More of the Naked CowboyThe scourge of Times Square is getting his own reality-TV show. Meanwhile, a Cadwalader partner sues over the mold in his Hamptons house, and the ‘Times’ thinks we care too much about people’s personal lives (can’t imagine why), and more, in our daily roundup of industry news.
  34. Bloomberg, Gates Mercifully Decide Against Ruling WorldInstead, they’ll put their vast wealth toward preventing cigarette deaths in developing countries.
  35. Was Movie Airbrushing Not Enough for the ‘Sex and the City’ Girls?Plus gossip on Warren Buffett, 50 Cent, and Anne Hathaway, in today’s column roundup.
  36. Why Should Microsoft Try for First Place When It Can Buy Second?With this morning’s announcement that it had made a $44.6 billion offer to buy Yahoo, Microsoft continues a multi-year streak of indicating that it will settle for buying second place instead of battling its way to first. Can’t beat Google at its own game? Here’s an idea: Why not buy the company that’s literally choking on Google’s exhaust? No wonder Bill Gates decided to step back from the day-to-day in 2006. When you’ve ruled the world for a decade-plus, it’s little too much to constantly accept the silver medal.
  37. the early-evening news
    Breaking: McLovin, Too, Eats FoodPlus: Microsoft wants to be your cable company!