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RIL to invest $50mn in Bill Gates-owned Breakthrough Energy Ventures

13 Nov 2020

RIL to invest $50mn in Bill Gates-owned Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Reliance Industries will be investing $50 million (approximately Rs. 373 crore) in Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a firm established by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates in 2015 to battle climate change.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

16 Sep 2020

William H. Gates, father of Bill Gates, dies at 94

William H. Gates, the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died at the age of 94, following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the family announced.

Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

15 Sep 2020

Not herd-immunity; vaccine critical for ending pandemic, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that a vaccine for COVID-19 is critical and the herd immunity strategy cannot end the pandemic.

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

13 Sep 2020

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of EV maker Tesla, has slammed Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates over his views on the future of electric trucks.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

27 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

A poisoned chalice: Bill Gates on Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok

09 Aug 2020

A poisoned chalice: Bill Gates on Microsoft's acquisition of TikTok

Microsoft is moving progressively to acquire the US business of TikTok (at least) to prevent the company from getting banned by the Trump administration.

Meet Adar Poonawalla, the man bringing COVID-19 vaccines to India

24 Jul 2020

Meet Adar Poonawalla, the man bringing COVID-19 vaccines to India

In the fight against COVID-19, or should we say the worst health crisis of our time, several institutes/organizations are racing to develop vaccines, anti-viral treatments.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

23 Jul 2020

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against Google's YouTube.

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

23 Jul 2020

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

19 Jul 2020

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

The Government of India has issued a notice to Twitter to get more details around how it became the target of a massive coordinated hack three days ago.

Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

16 Jul 2020

Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

Microblogging platform Twitter has been hit by a massive hack by cryptocurrency scammers.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.

Bill Gates warns COVID-19 could turn into 'deadlier pandemic'

12 Jul 2020

Bill Gates warns COVID-19 could turn into 'deadlier pandemic'

The COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc around the world as the global coronavirus cases surge past 1.2 crore.

Hollywood producer Steve Bing dies by suicide at 55

23 Jun 2020

Hollywood producer Steve Bing dies by suicide at 55

Hollywood film producer, screenwriter and philanthropist Steve Bing has passed away at the age of 55.

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

05 Jun 2020

Some think Bill Gates will implant 'microchips' through COVID-19 vaccines

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, has been leading the fight against COVID-19 through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

15 May 2020

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an extensive discussion with philanthropist Bill Gates on the coronavirus crisis, the global response to the pandemic, India's efforts, and a vaccine.

Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

13 Apr 2020

Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

From Italy to India, several countries are reeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

26 Mar 2020

As President, what Bill Gates would do to fight COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is taking on a toll on healthcare systems established by countries like US and Italy.

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

19 Mar 2020

Bill Gates backs 'shut down' to combat COVID-19 outbreak

As the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, Bill Gates is urging the public 'stay calm'.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

15 Mar 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alphabet's coronavirus tool, Iran's surveillance, Apple Stores closed, more

This week, a vast majority of developments in the world of tech were driven by the outbreak of coronavirus in various parts of the world.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why

14 Mar 2020

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board: Here's why

Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world, has decided to step down from the board of Microsoft - the company he co-founded more than four decades ago with Paul Allen.

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

18 Feb 2020

Bezos launches $10 billion-worth 'Earth fund' to fight climate change

In order to tackle the problem of climate change, Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, has announced the plan to create a new 'Earth Fund' and invest $10 billion in it.

Bill Gates is buying a $600 million futuristic eco-friendly superyacht

10 Feb 2020

Bill Gates is buying a $600 million futuristic eco-friendly superyacht

Microsoft co-founder and the world's second-richest man, Bill Gates, is reportedly spending a whopping $645 million on a futuristic yacht.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes

31 Jan 2020

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos made $13 billion within minutes

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is minting more money than you could imagine.

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

03 Jan 2020

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

If you are looking to use your technical expertise to make quick money then Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has something that might fit the bill.

You don't need college degree to join Tesla, says Musk

25 Dec 2019

You don't need college degree to join Tesla, says Musk

Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has tweeted out that people don't need a college degree to work with him.

Jeff Bezos gave $131M to charity, 0.1% of his wealth

02 Dec 2019

Jeff Bezos gave $131M to charity, 0.1% of his wealth

From Jeff Bezos to Elon Musk, billionaire business magnates often donate a part of their wealth to charitable causes.

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

28 Nov 2019

Now, Mukesh Ambani is 9th richest, ahead of Google founders

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, has become the 9th richest person in the world.

Elon Musk lost $768 million after Cybertruck's launch failed

24 Nov 2019

Elon Musk lost $768 million after Cybertruck's launch failed

Tesla just unveiled a futuristic 'Cybertruck' to barge into the category of electric pick-up trucks.

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

19 Nov 2019

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos set to lose 'World's Richest' title

25 Oct 2019

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos set to lose 'World's Richest' title

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will soon have to give up the title of the world's richest person as the Amazon.com Inc. stock dipped in after-hours trading on Thursday.

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

15 Oct 2019

Did Bill Gates lie about relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?

A recent report has revealed that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had met late US financier Jeffrey Epstein "many times" despite having knowledge of his sexual crimes against children.

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

25 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which he had started on October 2, 2014.

Lesser-known but interesting facts about Porsche

22 Aug 2019

Lesser-known but interesting facts about Porsche

Like Ferrari, Porsche needs no introduction either. The Stuttgart-based company was founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche.

Five successful CEOs in India who are not even graduates

05 Aug 2019

Five successful CEOs in India who are not even graduates

Graduation is considered an important milestone in a student's learning journey.

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

18 Jul 2019

Bill Gates not second richest anymore. Here's who replaced him

For the first time in the seven-year history of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates swooped down to world's third-richest spot from his previous rank 2.

How Indian scammers stole $2 million using Bill Gates' quotes

28 Jun 2019

How Indian scammers stole $2 million using Bill Gates' quotes

Thanks to the Bitcoin boom, Indians have started recognizing the lucrative prospects of cryptocurrencies.

Bill Gates reveals his super important business 'screw up'

24 Jun 2019

Bill Gates reveals his super important business 'screw up'

Over the last 44 years, Bill Gates has transformed Microsoft into one of the biggest technology conglomerates in the world.

MacKenzie Bezos to donate half her $35bn fortune to charity

29 May 2019

MacKenzie Bezos to donate half her $35bn fortune to charity

MacKenzie Bezos (48), the ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (55), has become the newest billionaire to sign The Giving Pledge - a philanthropy group of the world's wealthiest people.