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Innovators gather for 'techonomic' summit (roundup)

Google and Hewlett-Packard are just two of the companies represented at the inaugural Techonomy conference, focused on the economic power of innovation.

Google and Hewlett-Packard are just two of the companies represented at the inaugural Techonomy conference, which is taking place near Lake Tahoe and is focused on the economic power of innovation.

Bill Gates on giving, batteries, tablets, and more

In an exclusive interview with CNET's Ina Fried, the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist talks about his dual passions--software and saving lives--and what he's up to on both fronts.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 9, 2010 5:00 AM PDT

Bill Gates: Better software modeling is a key

The philanthropist and Microsoft chairman says he's investing in software that can better show how diseases and other complex systems work.
• Gates: Politics can get you depressed
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 6, 2010 12:35 PM PDT

Gates: We've been spoiled by Moore's Law

At the inaugural Techonomy conference, Microsoft chairman says a few areas of technology will enjoy exponential growth, but other segments will grow more slowly.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 9, 2010 10:33 PM PDT

Ford exec: Internet needs to rev up

In an interview with CNET, Ford's K. Venkatesh Prasad talks about how the car is being transformed by, and is itself transforming, the Internet.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 9, 2010 2:29 PM PDT

HP Labs imagines your PC watching you

In an interview, HP Labs head Prith Banerjee tells CNET that search could be a whole lot better if the devices and services could track your actions.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 6, 2010 8:38 AM PDT

Negroponte: You really can give a kid a laptop

The One Laptop Per Child founder says that kids getting laptops are teaching themselves--and then their parents--to read.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 6, 2010 11:28 AM PDT

EU's Kroes: 30 percent of Europeans are 'digital virgins'

Speaking at the Techonomy conference, European Commissioner and former antitrust head Neelie Kroes says more work on privacy is needed to get digital laggards online.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 6, 2010 10:43 AM PDT

HP aims to measure Twitter influence

Researchers find the most influential Twitterers aren't the most prolific or most followed, but those whose tweets bounce across the Web like a rock skipping across a lake.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 5, 2010 2:25 p.m. PST

HP tech chief: WebOS central to many products

Shane Robison says that most of the company's printers will soon be Web-connected and promises lots of HP-designed and third-party apps to come.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 5, 2010 2:25 p.m. PDT

Schmidt: Society not ready for technology

Kicking off the inaugural Techonomy conference, Google's CEO says that technology is moving faster than society can answer the questions it raises.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 4, 2010 11:11 a.m. PDT

Schmidt on Verizon and Net neutrality

Speaking to reporters, Google's CEO won't comment on a rumored deal with Verizon but says Google has been working to bridge.
• Report: Google, Verizon reach Net neutrality deal
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 4, 2010 5:15 p.m. PDT

Eric Schmidt on the demise of Google Wave

Speaking on the sidelines of the Techonomy conference, Schmidt chalked up Wave's lack of adoption to Google's strategy of trying difficult things and seeing what works.
• Google pulls plug on Google Wave
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 4, 2010 5:37 p.m. PDT

Schmidt: 200,000 Android devices sold each day

Speaking to reporters, Google CEO Eric Schmidt says that Android devices are being sold at double the rate they were two months ago. As for Chrome OS, it's still coming this year, he said.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
August 4, 2010 6:07 p.m. PDT