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Bill Gates says Paul Allen ‘deserved more time in life’ in a moving tribute to his Microsoft cofounder

Bill Gates has published a tribute to his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen in The Wall Street Journal. He reflects on meeting Allen in high school, and starting Microsoft together, and writes 'Paul deserved more time in life.'
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City, U.S., September 20, 2017.

Bill Gates says there are 5 ‘grand challenges’ to stopping an apocalyptic future of floods, hurricanes, and drought

Renewable energy sources aren't enough to eliminate the harmful effects of climate change, Bill Gates wrote in a recent blog post. To prevent climate-related disasters such as floods, drought, and extreme temperatures, the world must focus on five "grand challenges," Gates said.
Bill Gates spoke at the Malaria Summit in April 2018 in London.

Scientists invented a new self-lubricating condom with money from Bill Gates — and it could help fight sexual-transmitted disease

It could cut down on unwanted pregnancies by making condoms more appealing. The work, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, resulted in a condom that stays slippery for more than 1,000 thrusts.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations on September 25, 2015 in New York City.

Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-ditch quest to save us from catastrophic...

In the wake of a dire climate change report, Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva are teaming up with mayors, heads of state, and 17 big countries around the world. They're aiming to take dramatic action on climate change, starting next year. But first, they need a plan.
Paul Allen.

‘Our industry has lost a pioneer’: Tech titans are devastated by the death of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen

Some of the most prominent tech leaders on the planet have paid tribute to Paul Allen, the Microsoft cofounder who died on Monday at the age of 65. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were among those who celebrated the mark Allen left.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

In an emotional statement, Bill Gates says he’s ‘heartbroken’ by the death of his Microsoft cofounder

Bill Gates has said he is 'heartbroken' by the death of his childhood friend and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Allen, who also owned the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, died Monday afternoon after a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates

The Ada Health app lets you type in your symptoms and learn what's ailing you, which could save you a trip to the doctor. The platform is launching a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Paul Romer won half of the $1 million 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday.

Economist Paul Romer just won the Nobel Prize in economics — and his ideas sound like the backbone of Bill Gates’ philanthropy playbook

Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday for their work arguing long-term economic growth can go hand in hand with a healthier, happier planet, if it's done the right way. William Nordhaus put a price on pollution, while Paul Romer focused on how new ideas can spur economic gains.
Frank CEO and founder Charlie Javice.

A 26-year-old founder has a solution to what Bill Gates calls an ‘unnecessary roadblock’ to college — and her startup is helping stu...

Students are borrowing more and more for college. The US government offers free financial aid to qualifying students, but the application process is arduous. A startup called Frank helps students fill out the complex FAFSA form in as little as four minutes.
Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos playing tennis years ago

The 25 richest tech execs in the U.S.

Bill Gates has definitively been the richest guy in Silicon Valley since "Friends" first aired on television. But leave it to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to dethrone the king and blow the rankings out of the water with a fortune that now tops $150 billion.