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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | More »

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...

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Jeff Bezos is now richer than Warren Buffett

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday became the third richest person on the planet, going past Berkshire Hathaway promoter Warren Buffett, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, a daily ranking of the world’s wealthiest people. Bezos sneaked past Buffett, but just about. As of July 22,  B...

22 July, 2016 | More »


Will Steve Ballmer be a good LA Clippers leader?

Anyone who reads my column knows I’ve been no fan of Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft.  On multiple occasions I chastised him for bad decisions around investing corporate funds in products that are unlikely to succeed.  I even called him the worst CEO in America.  The Washington Post even had...

3 June, 2014 | More »


Microsoft’s Gates highlights tough requirements for new CEO

Chairman Bill Gates said on Tuesday he was pleased with Microsoft Corp’s progress in finding a new chief executive but outlined the difficulties in picking the next leader of the world’s largest software company as it seeks to reinvent itself as a mobile computing power. Gates is part of the fou...

20 November, 2013 | More »