The premiere and exclusive gathering of visionaries and luminaries included Al Gore's not-so-surprising admonishment of the coal industry and Bill Gates' quite surprising release of bugs.
Microsoft's co-founder releases the insects at the elite TED Conference to draw attention to the plight of those affected by the disease.
On a conference call with the media, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist talks about the extent and impact of the global economic crisis.
In a letter, Bill Gates says his foundation's assets declined by a fifth in 2008, but the group will increase its spending this year to $3.8 billion.
A new tech site from former Seattle P-I reporter Todd Bishop has the scoop on BGC3, Gates' latest endeavor. Its trademark application covers "think tank services."
The retired professor of physics has created self-adjustable glasses so that the world's poor can actually see clearly for the first time.
A total of nearly $14 million in donations was announced on Thursday, split about evenly between a U.S. broadband initiative and disease control in Africa.
More than 100 prize winners were selected for their proposals on how to best transform health care.
The two Gates-Seinfeld commercials have enjoyed 4.3 million more viral-video views than Microsoft's replacement "I'm a PC" campaign, according to Visible Measures.
To mark Bill Gates' last day as a full-time employee of Microsoft, we'll have plenty of coverage all day. First up, videos from over the years.