Topic: bill gates

Bill Gates weighs in on FBI vs. Apple debate

Bill Gates is reportedly on the side of the FBI in its conflict with Apple. The FBI had asked Apple for the ability to hack into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack that occurred late last year, but Apple stated that if it allowed the FBI … continue reading

OnePlus OxygenOS, Mono 4.0, and Microsoft’s open-source Bond framework—SD Times news digest: April 6, 2015

Smartphone marker OnePlus has unveiled a custom version of its Android operating system, OxygenOS. OxygenOS is based on Google’s Android Lollipop version 5.0.2. With OxygenOS, the company claimed it would make it easier to respond to user feedback, and to provide better updates and an integrated range of services for OnePlus users. “In this environment … continue reading

Highlights from Bill Gates’ Reddit AMA, and an intro to ‘code stylometry’—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2015

Bill Gates participated in his third Ask Me Anything on Reddit yesterday, and the Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist took the informal Q&A to another level. Kicking off the AMA with the GIF above, Gates called Microsoft’s newly debuted HoloLens technology “pretty amazing” and expressed his misgivings over the future of artificial intelligence, throwing support behind … continue reading

Video: Bill Gates raises the bar for the ALS ice bucket challenge

Bill Gates gladly accepted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nomination to the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Gates resolved to “do it better than it’s been done.” The cofounder and former Microsoft CEO had some nerdy fun with the viral challenge to raise awareness for ALS, drawing up a detailed design and welding together his own … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Gates is back, Ballmer is out and Nadella is up

Nadella’s promotion is a good sign, but Microsoft’s road ahead is still not clearly marked … continue reading

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO

The former cloud and enterprise chief beat out candidates like ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Skype head Tony Bates … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Microsoft board will reportedly name Nadella as CEO, replace Gates as chairman

According to Bloomberg, cloud chief Satya Nadella could be named Microsoft CEO as early as next week … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Microsoft shareholders call for Gates to step down as chairman

In a new twist, the concerned shareholders say that Gates could put a damper on any major changes in the company’s strategy … continue reading

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