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philanthropy

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Mark Zuckerberg co-sponsors $33M prize to extend human life

Backed by tech luminaries, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a $3 million reward, is being presented to 11 different scientists for their efforts to cure diseases.

By February 20, 2013

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Bill Gates 'not satisfied' with Microsoft's innovations

Software giant's chairman tells CBS This Morning that Microsoft's earlier strategies in the mobile phone sector were "clearly a mistake."

By February 18, 2013

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Zuckerbergs second-most generous donors of 2012

The Facebook chief executive and his wife of nine months made one giant donation at the end of 2012. The gift was big enough to put them atop the list of most generous donors.

By February 11, 2013

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Bill Gates defends Bing and Windows 8

Not surprisingly, the Microsoft chairman says Bing and Windows 8 are great products. He also talks about Steve Jobs, Spinal Tap, and polio during a Reddit "ask me anything" session.

By February 11, 2013

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How Google turned employees into philanthropists in 2012

A new effort that used technology to boost giving resulted in big donations to hunger-related charities this holiday season.

By December 31, 2012

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How to make the most of your charitable donations

Some Web charities let you connect with the people who will benefit directly from your donation, while others allow you to vet a charity before you contribute to ensure your gift is really going to the people who need it.

By December 18, 2012

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Bill Gates twixt Putin and pope at No. 4 in Forbes 'most powerful'

Still Microsoft's chairman but focused more on his charitable endeavors, Gates moves a notch higher amid some heady company.

By December 6, 2012

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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 September 20, 2012

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Using social media to bring attention to nonprofits

Social media users have plenty of ways to bring attention to their favorite charities.

By June 24, 2012

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After 35 years, SETI celebrates its most-famous alien hunter

Jill Tarter, who was the inspiration for Jodie Foster's character in "Contact," will lead the SETI Institute's fundraising. She talked to CNET about the alien hunt, and what she'd say to them.

By May 22, 2012