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The quotable Bill Gates

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In the past several decades, Microsoft's departing leader has provided plenty of choice quotes for audiences to ponder. Some of the most oft-repeated comments attributed to Bill Gates through the years were not uttered by...

Gates hints at Windows 7 features

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With Windows 7 likely to be complete in Q4 2009, Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates hinted at what the company is planning for the next version of Windows last week. In a speech at the Windows...

Gates Predicts Big Technological Leaps

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Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Thursday he expects the next decade to bring even greater technological leaps than the past 10 years. In a speech to the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Gates speculated that...

Gates and Jobs Battle it Out in Top 10 Influencers

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The battles between Microsoft and Apple have hit their CEOs, as the two companies' respective chiefs were named the industry's most influential personalities, top and second, respectively, of the past 25 years, according to a...

Bill Gates Again Tops List of Richest Americans

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According to Forbes magazine's 25th annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans, Microsoft founder Bill Gates ($59 billion) is the richest person in America for the 14th year in a row, followed by investor Warren...

Gates no longer the richest man in the world?

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Reuters quoted a Mexican financial news service while reporting the fact that Bill Gates, Microsoft Corporation chairman and co-founder, has been overtaken on the world's richest list by Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim. A 27%...

Students pitch software ideas to Gates

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Forty students from around the world got to pitch their software projects to Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates on Tuesday as part of a worldwide software development challenge. Gates as well as Craig Mundie, chief...

Gates Hints At New Xbox Control System

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Microsoft's Bill Gates has given the strongest hint yet that the company plans to introduce a new control system for the Xbox 360 influenced by the success of the Wii, although his somewhat vague comments...

Vista Sales Near 40 Million, Gates Says at WinHEC

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Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates announced the software giant has sold nearly 40 million Windows Vista licenses in the first 100 days since commercial availability on January 30, making Microsoft's latest release the fastest-selling operating...

Bill Gates Headed For Space, Says Cosmonaut

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During a live interview on Russian state television, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin revealed that American billionaire and former Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi aboard the International Space Station told him Microsoft's chairman is planning a space...

Bill Gates Talk on Computing from 1989

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Bill Gates discusses the software and computer industry, and how Microsoft has contributed. Gates also discusses his views on the future of the computing industry. The talk was recorded in 1989 but was only recently...

Piracy worked for us, Romania president tells Gates

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Pirated Microsoft Corp software helped Romania to build a vibrant technology industry, Romanian President Traian Basescu told the company's co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday. "Piracy helped the young generation discover computers. It set off the...

Gates, Google Convene in Switzerland

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The World Economic Forum opens Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland and is expected to host 2,500 participants, each paying $35,000 to attend, The event offers both business and political leaders an opportunity to discuss their thoughts,...

CES 2007 Key Note - Bill Gates

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Bill Gates will be kicking off CES 2007 this evening at 6:30pm PST. A few Neowin staff including myself are in Las Vegas and we will be there live to witness the announcements. It's expected...

Bill Gates discusses AIDS with Nigeria leader

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Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates met President Olusegun Obasanjo this weekend for talks on fighting poverty and disease on the world's poorest continent, a senior official said Sunday. Information Minister Frank Nweke said Gates arrived...

Bill Gates to deliver 2007 CES keynote

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Bill Gates will deliver one of three keynote addresses to the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next January. The keynote, taking place on January 7th, will be Gates' ninth and possibly...

WinHEC 2006: Bill Gates Keynote

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The annual WinHEC conference is kicking off in Seattle this morning with a keynote address by Microsoft boss Bill Gates: Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will focus on how key technology...

Bill Gates Wishes he Wasn't so Rich

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The corporate leader says he doesn't like the attention of being the world's richest man. Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday he wished he were not the world's richest man. "I wish I...

Gates Touts Microsoft's Supercomputing Move

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Speaking at a supercomputing conference in Seattle, Gates announced that the company has reached the Beta 2 stage for its Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. The product consists of both a cluster-optimized version of Windows...

PDC 2005: Bill Gates Keynote Address

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Bill Gates will be kicking off the PDC Conference in Seattle today with his Keynote address: In a live keynote from Los Angeles at the world's premier event for software developers, Microsoft...

Gates gives Xbox 360 the thumbs up

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Microsoft boss says early launch will give the Xbox 360 an advantage, but concedes PS3 will be "a little faster in a few areas." In a meeting with financial analysts at Microsoft's...

Bill Gates Talks Up Wetware

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Technological advances will one day allow computers to be implanted in the human body -- and could help the blind see and the deaf hear -- Bill Gates said Friday. But the Microsoft Latest News...

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