Appearing on CBS News, the former Microsoft CEO also says that Microsoft didn't fail at mobile, but merely got the formula wrong.
In a Bloomberg interview, Microsoft co-founder says once Apple gets involved in a new technology -- in this case, mobile payments -- it has more chance of gaining critical mass.
The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife donated $2.65 billion last year in an effort to combat deadly diseases around the world.
Stock sale puts Gates in second, behind fellow former CEO Steve Ballmer.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest jump in wealth among all the people on the list, earning him the No. 11 spot.
The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.
Now that even Tim Cook is pouring ice water over his head to support ALS, Bill Gates shows that he's still smarter than everyone else.
The Microsoft founder answers questions on education, the NSA, and expensive guilty pleasures.
Different eras and different technologies, but both moguls share a common trait when it comes to pursuing their enlightened self interest.
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.