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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.
Software giant's chairman tells CBS This Morning that Microsoft's earlier strategies in the mobile phone sector were "clearly a mistake."
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.
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.
A new effort that used technology to boost giving resulted in big donations to hunger-related charities this holiday season.
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.
Still Microsoft's chairman but focused more on his charitable endeavors, Gates moves a notch higher amid some heady company.
Microsoft introduces the YouthSpark philanthropy program, in which it's investing half a billion dollars over three years.
Social media users have plenty of ways to bring attention to their favorite charities.
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.