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Google philanthropy funds Aptera and ActaCell

Google.org is splitting $2.75 million between Aptera, a maker of electric cars, and ActaCell, which is developing long-lasting lithium-ion batteries.

By Jul. 23, 2008

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'Open source' public school philanthropy goes national

DonorsChoose.org connects teachers and citizen philanthropists through its site. The program has just gone national to include every public school in the U.S.

By Nov. 16, 2007

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Facebook CEO and wife most generous Americans of 2013

Silicon Valley's young power couple tops the 2013 list of most philanthropic Americans.

By Feb. 10, 2014

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Google still best company to work for, says Fortune

The search giant retains its top perch in the latest rankings. So what makes Google special?

By Jan. 16, 2014

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Bill Gates fesses up on Reddit to his one 'expensive guilty pleasure purchase'

Microsoft's co-founder dishes on everything from a global condom competition to Bitcoin to his advice for aspiring computer science students.

By Feb. 10, 2014

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Microsoft to invest $500 million in youth outreach program

Microsoft introduces the YouthSpark philanthropy program, in which it's investing half a billion dollars over three years.

By Sep. 20, 2012

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Gates said to be under investor pressure to resign as chairman

Top investors worry that Gates' presence on the board prevents adoption of new corporate strategies, sources tell Reuters.

By Oct. 1, 2013

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin and wife reportedly split up

Known as one of the country's top philanthropic duos, the Silicon Valley power couple has allegedly decided to live apart.

By Aug. 28, 2013

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Former Microsoft VP thought dead after his plane crashes into Connecticut homes

Bill Henningsgaard, a former sales VP at the computing giant, is presumed dead, along with his 17-year-old son and two younger children, after his plane crashes into two homes while approaching an airport.

By Aug. 10, 2013

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LED bulbs you could warm up to (video)

Want to switch to LED lightbulbs but can't stand the infamously harsh light quality? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das rounds up some bulbs that might make you see things differently. The biggest barrier still? Cost.

By Jan. 11, 2012