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Gifts and glitter galore: Bill Gates played Secret Santa to one Reddit user

Bill Gates knows a few things. He knows technology, and he knows how to be a Reddit Secret Santa. Once again, he brought his A-game to the festivities, making it a memorable holiday for one lucky video game fan.

Smartphones were the wedge between Ballmer and Gates

After dominating the operating system space, moving to hardware proved a bit problematic for Microsoft leadership, leading to the departure of Steve Ballmer. The former CEO also pushed for the Surface, which had a rocky start.
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Bill Gates says he’s ‘excited about chickens,’ and here’s why

He co-founded Microsoft, he's the richest man in the world, and, most surprisingly of all, he's "excited about chickens." But rather than leave it at that, Bill Gates would like you to know why.

Microsoft considered $8B bid for Slack, but Bill Gates and Satya Nadella said no

Slack, the real-time communication and collaboration platform, was close to receiving a bid from Microsoft that would have blown recent valuations out of the water. However, the idea failed to receive enough support internally at Microsoft.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Which flagship phone belongs in your pocket? 2:45

We went hands on with both the Samsung S7 and the modular LG G5 to determine which flagship smartphone should land in your pocket later this year. Also, Bill Gates sides with FBI in Apple encryption battle.

It’s Bill Gates versus Steve Jobs in high-tech Broadway musical Nerds

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs may be set for a dance-off. The rivalry between the two tech visionaries will be the focus of an upcoming Broadway musical called Nerds. Opening night will be held in April 2016.
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Snapchat’s new sponsored filters highlight World AIDS Day

Snapchat has released new celebrity-endorsed filters to mark World AIDS Day. The sponsored filters are part of a partnership with (RED) and The Gates Foundation to raise funds for HIV-infected victims in Africa.

Satya Nadella, Bill Gates give Chinese President private tour of Microsoft campus

To set itself apart, Microsoft arranged quite the exhibition for the influential world leader. This includes a banquet, where chief executive Satya Nadella and co-founder Bill Gates could be found sitting on either side of Mr. Xi's…

Bill Gates writes a moving letter to employees on Microsoft’s 40th anniversary

Bill Gates wrote to Microsoft employees over the weekend as the computer giant celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the message, the Microsoft co-founder talked about future opportunities for the company while thanking employees for their…
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Bill Gates drinks water that came from human feces – for a good cause, of course

Bill Gates recently drank a glass of clean water derived from piles of human feces to raise awareness for a machine that processes human waste to generate electricity and produce drinkable water.

Snowden is no hero, says Bill Gates

In a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone, Bill Gates says he doesn't have "much admiration" for Edward Snowden, and suggests Microsoft rather than Facebook could have bought WhatsApp.