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Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea medicines, and healthcare for mothers and babies around the world. The couple's worried that countries like the US and UK might be "distracted" by other domestic issues right now, and that'll lead to more deaths and unrest. They argue that every $1 they put into the global health funds over the past 18 years has seen a $20 r...
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Melinda Gates reveals a disturbing US trend that will be highlighted in her 2019 annual letter

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting ready to unveil their annual letter for 2019. This year, Gates told Business Insider that one of the topics highlighted will be the disturbing rising trend of maternal deaths in the US. Each year, 700 women die due to pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes. The rate per 100,000 births is steadily going up, and it's the worst of any developed country. The US has the worst death rate for women during childbirth of any developed country. More than 700 w...
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MELINDA GATES: We're getting closer to wiping several deadly diseases off the face of the earth, but we could easily blow it

In 2000 Melinda and Bill Gates launched the Gates Foundation. Since then, they've spent a chunk of their fortune tackling some of the world's biggest problems. More than $45 billion has been poured into their organization. One of those problems is that millions of children under age 5 are dying from preventable health issues and diseases. This is particularly true in impoverished areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks in part to big global health initiatives, the number of deaths has gone down sig...
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Bill and Melinda Gates say they've found something better at curbing immigration than a wall

According to the Gates Foundation, fewer babies and toddlers are dying than ever before: the global mortality rate for children under five has declined by more than 50% since 1990. This is mostly because of better public-health initiatives: more vaccines, polio eradication efforts, and better maternal and child healthcare. But the Gates' are worried that as rich countries turn "inward," they'll stop funding some life-saving health campaigns around the world, making the globe less peaceful and ...
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Canada: When Kids Squander Money, Parents Are Squarely To Blame - O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP

Billionaire Bill Gates once said, "With great wealth comes great responsibility." In high-net-worth families, that responsibility falls squarely on the parents if they want to prevent their offspring from frittering away the family finances.
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Dominion Harbor — Armed by Microsoft’s Biggest Patent Troll — Goes After the World’s Biggest Android OEMs, Huawei and Samsung

Dominion Harbor, the patent troll that gets bucketloads of patents from Intellectual Ventures (a patent troll strongly connected to Microsoft and Bill Gates), is still suing using shell entities
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CEO Satya Nadella didn't think it was worth celebrating when Microsoft became the world's most valuable company: 'That’s just not stable' (MSFT)

2018 was a fantastic year for Microsoft shareholders. But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told journalists Monday that the price of Microsoft's shares, or its stint as the world's most valuable company, wasn't the kind of metrics that thrill him. Instead, Nadella says that it's more instructive to measure the impact that Microsoft has on the economies in which in participates.    2018 was a standout year for Microsoft shareholders. But that success wasn't a focus for Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella...
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Will Jeff Bezos Get Half of MacKenzie Bezos’s Fortune in the Divorce?

How much do you think Jeff Bezos will get in the divorce? I haven’t heard anyone ask that. I’ve only read headlines like How Much Could MacKenzie Bezos Get? and How Much Will Jeff Bezos Lose? In the Bezos marriage, the partners are equals. Jeff and MacKenzie started the company together. And they worked side by side. When the company was big and they had four kids, MacKenzie took half the load (kids) and Jeff took half the load (work). Why do people assume Jeff will be doling out money to Mac...
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Bill Gates Talked about Alzheimer’s Progress and United Neuroscience has Promising Vaccines

Bill Gates saw two positive trends in Alzheimer’s research in 2018. 1. Researchers focused on a new set of ideas about how to stop Alzheimer’s. The first generation of theories, which dominated the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about

Worm toilets require no traditional flushing and aren't hooked up to a sewer system — instead, worms compost human waste. More than 4,000 such "Tiger Toilets" have been installed to date across India, in homes of people who were previously defecating in the open. The worm toilets smell a lot better than a pit latrine, and don't breed mosquitoes either. Here's how a $350 toilet powered by worms could change the world and save lives.  Worms may not have spines, but they're doing some back-break...
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A revolutionary drug that could treat a rare and devastating disease is prohibitively expensive. But one state has a plan to pay for its potential $5 million price tag.

A one-time treatment for a devastating rare disease could be paid for with an installment plan as soon as this summer in Massachusetts.  Novartis's AveXis unit is involved in the discussions. Its gene therapy could cost up to $5 million per treatment.  Organizers hope the plan will ensure patients can access a potentially life-changing treatment. Business Insider is the first to report on the discussions and the interest from AveXis.  In recent years, no treatments were even available for the...
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Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
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Boston Tech Watch: Boston Metal, TaxJar, ClimaCell, & WithMe Health

A bunch of startups started 2019 off on the right foot taking big checks cut by investors that continue the boom from 2018. Read on for more.—Weather forecast company ClimaCell says its high-resolution data is now available in 40 countries, including India. In October, the Boston-based startup raised $45 million, pushing its total venture capital haul to $65 million, and since then, it added another $5 million from GXP Investments, an arm of Kansas power utility Great Plains Energy, and Nationa...
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Online Ripple Effects: How Digital Tech Changes Guests' Offline/On-Property Expectations | By Jos Schaap

Bill Gates was famously quoted saying "We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten." Over the last decade, we have witnessed a period of rapid technological evolution. Our world is, seemingly, in a constant state of digital advancement and change. Emerging tech has entered our households, changed the way we do business, and the way brands connect with consumers and ultimately altered the way in which...
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If MacKenzie Bezos gets half of Jeff Bezos' fortune, she'd become the fourth-richest person in the world — and he'd fall from No. 1

Amazon   CEO   Jeff Bezos   and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have said they will divorce. Their separation of assets could affect the Amazon CEO's ranking among the richest people in the world. If MacKenzie Bezos acquired half of Jeff Bezos' $137 billion fortune — a possible outcome of a divorce settlement — the two would be tied at No. 4 on the list with $68.5 billion each. MacKenzie Bezos would easily become the richest woman in the world. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could find himself dropping a f...
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If MacKenzie Bezos gets half of Jeff Bezos' fortune, she'd become the fourth-richest person in the world — and he'd fall from the No. 1 spot

Amazon   CEO   Jeff Bezos   and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have said they will divorce. Their separation of assets could affect the Amazon CEO's ranking among the richest people in the world. If MacKenzie Bezos acquired half of Jeff Bezos' $137 billion fortune — a possible outcome of a divorce settlement — the two would be tied at No. 4 on the list with $68.5 billion each. MacKenzie Bezos would easily become the richest woman in the world. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could find himself dropping a f...
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Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its products to market. The undisclosed amount of capital Carbon Engineering raised from the investment arms of two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies — Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Chevron Tech...
Tags: Energy, TC, Microsoft, Climate Change, California, Tech, Renewable Energy, Chemistry, Nature, Bill Gates, Oil And Gas, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Michael Bloomberg


Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are getting divorced, and they announced it smack in the middle of 'divorce month' (AMZN)

On Wednesday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced his plans to file for divorce from MacKenzie Bezos. January is when divorce filings spike in Washington State, where the Bezoses live, according to research. Divorce experts say many couples prefer to wait until after the holidays have passed to announce their decision. Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday on Twitter that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, plan to file for divorce. Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, and his estimated net worth is $1...
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MacKenzie Bezos played a big role in the founding of Amazon and drove across the country with Jeff to start it (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced on Wednesday their 25-year marriage was ending in divorce. MacKenzie Bezos played a role in the founding of Amazon, driving cross-country to Seattle with Jeff Bezos in 1994 while the founder typed out Amazon's business plan. MacKenzie Bezos also worked as an accountant for Amazon in the company's early days. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Wednesday that his 25-year marriage to his wife MacKenzie is ending in divorce....
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MacKenzie Bezos has been part of Amazon lore since before the company began, driving across the US with her husband Jeff as he wrote out his business plan in 1994 (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos announced on Wednesday their 25-year marriage was ending in divorce. MacKenzie Bezos played a role in the founding of Amazon, driving cross-country to Seattle with Jeff Bezos in 1994 while the founder typed out Amazon's business plan. MacKenzie Bezos also worked as an accountant for Amazon in the company's early days. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Wednesday that his 25-year marriage to his wife MacKenzie is ending in divorce....
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See inside the secretive Seattle suburb that's home to Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, where streets are lined with opulent waterfront mansions behind tall gates and security cameras

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday that he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, will be getting divorced. The Bezos family lives in the secluded Seattle suburb of Medina, Washington, which is home to numerous tech execs. In January 2018, Business Insider visited the neighborhood to see what a billionaire neighborhood really looks like. On Wednesday, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted that he and his wife, MacKenzie, will get divorced.  The Bezos family, which is the riches...
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Jeff Bezos and his family own at least 6 massive properties across the US. Here's a look at the homes, from a sprawling Seattle estate to a set of historic NYC condos

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, announced on Wednesday that he and his wife MacKenzie are filing for divorce. He's the country's 28th largest landowner, according to a 2017 report. He owns property in Washington state, Beverly Hills, California, Texas, Washington, DC, and New York City. It's safe to say that Jeff Bezos, who announced today that he and wife MacKenzie are filing for divorce, has cash to burn. He's worth roughly $137 billion and owns 16% of the Amazon empire. So where...
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Trump Official Urges Gates To Build Advanced Reactor In US, Not China

9 Jan (NucNet): A Trump administration official has called on Bill Gates to work with the Department of Energy on building an advanced nuclear reactor in the US after the billionaire said he was close to shelving plans to do so in China. [Author: [email protected]]
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Ramarni Wilfred tops Bill Gates and Einstein with his IQ

Ramarni has an IQ of 162, which outflanks both Bill Gates and the estimated level of Einstein.
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Ramarni Wilfred outflanks Einstein and Bill Gates with his IQ

Ramarni has an IQ of 160, which is higher than Albert Einstein and Bill Gates.
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Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings where Bill Gates kept an office (MSFT)

Microsoft began a planned demolition of some of the oldest buildings on its corporate campus in Redmond, Washington.  The demolition is part of Microsoft's project to renovate its decades-old corporate campus. 10 sledgehammer wielding Microsoft employees won the right to take the first swings at tearing down one of the old buildings. While Amazon and Apple ramp up to open major new campuses, Microsoft has opted instead to massively renovate and expand its 500-acre headquarters in Redmond, Was...
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Bill Gates wants us to fear mosquitoes, not sharks

Bill Gates has a long, complicated and showy relationship with malaria eradication, and in a new letter, he makes a case that mosquitoes are Earth's deadliest animals, outkilling even the murderous h. sap.. Gates's jeremiad comes as the eradication of disease-transmitting mosquitoes is seemingly within our grasp. There are more than 2,500 species of mosquito, and mosquitoes are found in every region of the world except Antarctica. During the peak breeding seasons, they outnumber every ot...
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Bill Gates, Book Critic, Names His Top 5 Books of 2018

Before we get too far into 2019, let's quickly recap the five books that made it to the top of Bill Gates' reading list in 2018. Over on his blog, Gates Notes, the Microsoft co-founder offers up these picks. He writes: Educated, by Tara Westover. Tara never went to school or visited a doctor until she left home at 17. I never thought I’d relate to a story about growing up in a Mormon survivalist household, but she’s such a good writer that she got me to reflect on my own life while readi...
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TerraPower $1 Billion Prototype Reactor Project is Suspended

Terrapower and Bill Gates are pulling back from a pilot project in China because of the trade war and bad US-China relations. TerraPower has a traveling-wave reactor (TWR) which would run on depleted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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San Francisco prices are so out of control that one hotel is charging the equivalent of $21.25 for a cup of coffee during a JPMorgan conference

San Francisco's Parc 55 hotel is charging every company holding an event on its property during the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference $170 for a gallon of coffee, according to a menu obtained by STAT.  That's about $21.25 for a 16-ounce cup of coffee. As if San Francisco wasn't already ridiculously expensive, some attendees of the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference will be paying upwards of $21 for a single cup of coffee at one participating hotel in the city. The Parc 55 hotel, based ...
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