In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Microsoft founder Bill Gates dropped a few tech tidbits, including that Microsoft "was willing to buy" WhatsApp. He's also no Edward Snowden fan (no surprise).
The Microsoft founder answers questions on education, the NSA, and expensive guilty pleasures.
In his foundation's annual letter, Gates says it's a myth that poorer countries cannot become wealthier.
One lucky Redditor received a travel book, a stuffed cow, and a donation in her name to a charity, though the Microsoft chairman decided against the iPad on her wishlist.
For the first time in four years, Microsoft's chairman beats out telecom mogul Carlos Slim. Other tech execs grace the list this year, including Ellison, Page, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and some newcomers.
The organization, EducationSuperHighway, steers schools toward speedier, more secure broadband connections.
Different eras and different technologies, but both moguls share a common trait when it comes to pursuing their enlightened self interest.
Gates has granted Manchester University £62,000 to research making condoms out of a new material.
Bill Gates might take on more of an active role at Microsoft under the next CEO -- is that reality or merely image? ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley votes the latter.
In some fascinating comments about privacy and security, the Microsoft co-founder admits that he does use e-mail to send confidential messages. And he expects a level of security from his gadgets.