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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.

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

08 Mar 2019

Celebrating female leaders in technology, this Women's Day

They have long broken the glass ceiling and continue to disrupt the status quo with their aggressive leadership and indomitable spirit in a field long considered men's domain: technology.

Bill Gates waiting in queue for burger shows his humility

18 Jan 2019

Bill Gates waiting in queue for burger shows his humility

Bill Gates may be the founder of Microsoft with a net worth of $95.6 billion or Rs. 6.8L crore and he may also run the largest charity in the history of the world, but his antics have often proved how down-to-earth he is.

When Bill Gates did Math to cut his wedding-cake equally

02 Jan 2019

When Bill Gates did Math to cut his wedding-cake equally

Microsoft founder Bill Gates married his lady love Melinda 25 years ago on New Year's day.

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

Some extraordinary people, who were known for their amazing stories (Stan Lee), their music (Avicii), their stupendous brains (Stephen Hawking), and their service to their nation (George HW Bush) died this year.

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

07 Dec 2018

Unoffended Right Indian: Why should you not ignore him?

Argumentative yet docile, intelligent yet quiet, inquisitive yet accepting - this is your 'Unoffended Right Indian.'

Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, dies aged 65

16 Oct 2018

Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, dies aged 65

Paul Allen, the man who started Microsoft alongside Bill Gates, has passed away at the age of 65.

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

02 Oct 2018

India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates

Congratulating the Modi government for "shining a light on sanitation," Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India must now use innovations and technology to build on Swachh Bharat Mission's success.

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

27 Sep 2018

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

18-year-old Amika George of Indian origin has won one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress.

Jeff Bezos announces $2bn fund to help the homeless

14 Sep 2018

Jeff Bezos announces $2bn fund to help the homeless

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced a $2bn charitable fund, called the Day One Fund, to help homeless families, and set up a network of preschools for low income communities.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to step down in September 2019

10 Sep 2018

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to step down in September 2019

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma, one of the world's richest business executives, has announced that he will step down as the executive chairman of Alibaba in September 2019.

Alibaba's Jack Ma isn't retiring, will announce his succession plans

09 Sep 2018

Alibaba's Jack Ma isn't retiring, will announce his succession plans

Refuting an NYT report which claimed Jack Ma would be retiring from Executive Chairmanship of Alibaba group on Monday, South China Morning Post, a newspaper owned by the company, reported on Sunday that he would instead unveil his succession plans.

End of era: China's richest man Jack Ma announces retirement

08 Sep 2018

End of era: China's richest man Jack Ma announces retirement

Jack Ma, who serves as Executive Director of Alibaba, a company he founded in 1999 has announced his retirement. The business magnate will retire on Monday, September 10, according to reports.

Zuckerberg becomes world's third richest man, overtakes Warren Buffett

08 Jul 2018

Zuckerberg becomes world's third richest man, overtakes Warren Buffett

Despite concerns about data privacy over Facebook, the social network's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken American business magnate Warren Buffett to become the world's third richest person.

Bill Gates' $1bn-fund makes first investment in energy storage startups

14 Jun 2018

Bill Gates' $1bn-fund makes first investment in energy storage startups

Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), the $1 billion fund launched by millionaires Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and George Soros in 2016 to create new energy technologies and fight climate change, is finally making its first investment.