May 17, 2005 |
Microsoft founder Bill Gates more than doubled his foundation's financing for key health research, to $450 million, after telling the World Health Organization's annual assembly in Geneva that the world had a "historic chance" to tame killer diseases.
January 18, 2002 |
Microsoft Corp. blew past estimates of its sales and profit for the last three months of 2001, but the software giant's stock price dipped late Thursday after it reduced expectations for the next six months. The world's largest maker of desktop computer operating systems said it expects PC sales to fall slightly in the first six months of this year, reversing a forecast in October of a 2% increase.
November 12, 2002 |
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India. The contribution will focus on women and prevention methods that don't require the cooperation of a male partner. Gates' foundation has invested $100 million in research on microbicides, gels designed to kill HIV, the AIDS virus. A recent U.S. government report predicted that the number of people with HIV in India will rise to at least 20 million by 2010. The figure stands at about 4 million now, or about 0.
January 8, 2007 |
For more than a decade, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and others in the tech industry have touted a vision of a connected lifestyle, in which digital content can move across devices throughout the home and be taken on the go. It's been a slow march. But as Gates kicked off the International Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday, the industry has come further than ever in delivering on that concept. "Every year represents a lot of progress," he told the Associated Press.
August 13, 1998 |
Microsoft Corp. asked an appeals court Wednesday to prevent members of the public from attending the government's pretrial questioning of the company's chairman, Bill Gates, and its other executives. Microsoft hurriedly made the request less than 15 minutes after a federal judge refused to change a ruling he issued Tuesday permitting open interviews. The legal skirmish will probably postpone the interviews, or depositions, for at least several days in the antitrust case.
August 12, 1998 |
Pretrial interviews in government antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft Corp. should be open to the public, including the questioning of its billionaire chairman and chief executive, Bill Gates, a federal judge ruled. The decision by U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson could postpone the trial, now scheduled to begin Sept. 8, because Microsoft, government lawyers and media organizations must work out the logistics of the 25 interviews. Microsoft also can appeal the ruling.
August 20, 1998 |
An appeals court Wednesday barred the public from attending pretrial testimony by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and other executives of the software giant in preparation for a landmark antitrust trial. "We're gratified by today's decision and will continue to move ahead with preparations for trial, including depositions of Microsoft executives and third parties," Microsoft spokesman Greg Shaw said.
November 11, 1998 |
One year after Microsoft Corp. agreed with the U.S. government to end specific anti-competitive practices, Chairman Bill Gates said his company had not needed to make any changes, an Intel executive testified at the software giant's antitrust trial in Washington. The testimony, by Intel Vice President Steven McGeady, matched statements from Gates and other Microsoft executives shortly after the agreement was approved in 1995 that the imposed changes would have little impact.
October 19, 1998 |
After months of publicity, legal maneuvering and angry denunciations from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley, the government's antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. opens today in federal court. Toiling for nearly a decade, federal antitrust authorities have spent millions of dollars to bring the case against Microsoft Corp., whose chairman, Bill Gates, is America's richest man.
May 5, 1998 |
Microsoft Corp. isn't trying to control the pipeline for delivering data, video and other services to consumers' homes, Chairman Bill Gates told cable television industry representatives. "There's no need for paranoia," Gates said to a packed audience at the opening of the National Cable Television Assn.'s annual convention. Gates gave a ringing endorsement to cable as the best way to deliver Internet, video and other new technologies into the home.