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Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here's how he's dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett's 'scientific adviser.'

Bill Gates. Gus Ruelas/Reuters For years, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has warned the world of a severe, impending pandemic. In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates said that "we're not ready for the next epidemic." In 2017, Gates wrote in an op-ed article for Business Insider that the next epidemic could be "a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu." Gates has called the coronavirus a "once-in-a-century pathogen," and his charitable organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has comm...
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Trump's travel ban likely accelerated the spread of the coronavirus in the US, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates speaks to "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace in a Fox News interview that will air on September 20, 2020. Fox News Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that the government's travel ban earlier this year may have made the coronavirus outbreak in the US worse. Speaking to Fox News in an interview that will be aired on Sunday, the billionaire said that the ban made thousands of people rush back into the country from overseas. Those people returned to a lack of safety measures like...
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Bill Gates On the Difference Between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Gates was asked whether his contemporary Elon Musk could be considered the "next Steve Jobs," due to the advancements his companies Tesla and SpaceX have made in electric cars and reusable rockets, respectively. CNBC reports: "If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange," Gates told Bloomberg in the interview published Thursday. There are some key differences between the way Musk and Jobs operate, Gates said. "Elon's mor...
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Bill Gates says Elon Musk couldn't be confused with Steve Jobs and that electric cars are 'far easier' than other climate change technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Bill Gates doesn't think it's fair to call Elon Musk "the next Steve Jobs," the billionaire philanthropist said during an interview on Bloomberg TV Thursday. When asked by Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker if Musk was indeed the next Jobs, Gates replied: "If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange. Elon’s more of a hands-on engineer; Steve was a genius at design and picking people ...
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Mediation: A Warning Not to Bully a Client Into Settlement

If a lawyer fails to prepare his client for mediation, and bullies her into a settlement, a court may find the lawyer negligent and award damages to the client amounting to the difference between what she settled for and what she likely would have obtained in court (or arbitration). That is what happened in Raichura v Jones, 2020 ABQB 139, a recent decision from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.[1] In this case, the lawyer was ordered to pay damages of $131,939. In other words, this case is a ...
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Morning Docket: 09.17.20

* Kayne West said he was going to tweet his recording contracts since he apparently needs "every lawyer in the world to look at these." Can all of us lawyers send him a bill if we review the agreements? [Hollywood Reporter] * Joe Biden is purportedly assembling an army of lawyers for a possible post-election legal fight. [Guardian] * A new lawsuit has been filed against Kushner Companies, the outfit owned by Jared Kushner's family, over allegedly dangerous living conditions at apartment buil...
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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, dies at age 94

Bill Gates (right) with father Bill Gates, Sr. Brian Ach/Getty Images Bill Gates Sr. has died at age 94. In addition to being known as the father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, Gates Sr. was an accomplished attorney and a fixture in the Seattle-area community. "My dad's passing was not unexpected—he was 94 years old and his health had been declining—so we have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years," the young...
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Bill Gates says he struggles to trust the CDC and FDA because officials with 'crackpot theories' have sidelined top-notch experts

Bill Gates is seen in October 2019. Nicolas Liponne/NurPhoto via Getty Bill Gates is not sugarcoating how he feels about the US coronavirus response: It is bad.  He told STAT's Helen Branswell that the US response to the virus has "been a mismanaged situation every step of the way," and said: "it’s unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world.” "You have people at the White House who aren't epidemiologists, you know, saying what a great job they've done," Gates als...
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Bill Gates says he struggles to trust the CDC and FDA because officials with 'crackpot theories' have sidelined top-notch experts

"This is third grade math. I mean, are you kidding?" Gates told STAT, when asked about the FDA's recent misstep on convalescent plasma.
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Bill Gates says the pandemic wiped out 25 years of vaccine progress in 25 weeks

"The COVID-19 pandemic has not only stopped progress, it's pushed it backwards," Gates said. Poverty, vaccination rates, GDP, and reading scores are all taking a major dive. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Goalkeepers 2020 On Monday, the Gates Foundation released its annual Goalkeepers report, meant to measure global progress on development goals including reducing poverty, improving access to clean water, healthcare, and vaccines, as well as more...
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Elon Musk blasted fellow billionaire Bill Gates, saying he's clueless about electric trucks

AP/Jae C. Hong/Yana Paskova/Getty/Business Insider composite Tesla CEO Elon Musk blasted Bill Gates, saying "he has no clue" about the viability of electric trucks. Musk was responding to a Twitter user who asked how he felt about Gates' declaration that electric vehicles weren't practical for long-haul journeys. Gates wrote in the August post: "Electricity works when you need to cover short distances, but we need a different solution for heavy, long-haul vehicles." Tesla unveiled its Sem...
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Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
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Inside the almost 30-year friendship of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who didn't even want to meet and now have each other on speed dial

Both Gates and Buffett credit their tremendous success to their laser focus. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have been best friends for almost 30 years. Initially, they weren't interested in meeting each other — but they hit it off right away. They've partnered on political and philanthropic ventures, and mentored each other along the way. To mark Buffett's 90th birthday, Gates wrote in a blog post that, "of all the things I’ve learned from Warren, the most important thing might be what fr...
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The richest people in America, ranked

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters The 16 richest Americans in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $1 trillion. While tech moguls continue to dominate the top ranks, inherited wealth, like in the Walton family, also makes a strong appearance in the list.The four richest people in America are also the richest people in the world.On August 31, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world after Tesla stock split, causing shares to sha...
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How Bill Gates Celebrated Warren Buffett's 90th Birthday

The seventh-wealthiest man in the world, Warren Buffett, turns 90 today. Famously the tycoon/philanthropist pledged to give away 90% of his wealth, founding with Bill and Melinda Gates "The Giving Pledge," a campaign urging the world's wealthiest individuals to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back. Over $1.2 trillion has now been pledged, with participants including Elon Musk, Ted Turner, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, and Microsoft'...
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I'm a 20-year-old entrepreneur who's launched companies that reach millions of users — here's why being young worked to my advantage

Being a young entrepreneur has unexpected advantages. DragonImages/Getty Adam Guild, a 20-year-old founder and CEO of restaurant ordering system Placepull, is a lifelong entrepreneur. He launched his first successful project when he was 13, and has since built companies that reached millions of users. Guild believes being a young entrepreneur gives you unique strengths that can work to your advantage when attracting brands and business leaders. There's more time to take risks and learn from...
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‘Blow It Out’: How The Trump Campaign Mobilized Around Russian-Hacked Emails

A bipartisan Senate intelligence report offered bountiful insight into the degree to which the Trump campaign mobilized around WikiLeaks’ release of Democratic emails hacked by Russia in a messaging push only described in broad strokes by special counsel Robert Mueller. The campaign’s “preoccupation” with WikiLeaks, according to the Senate report, went into overdrive after its October release of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s emails. But even before that, campaign officials were str...
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Four Ways In Which Senate Intel’s Bipartisan Russia Report Went Further Than Mueller’s

The nearly 1,000 page report released by the Senate Thursday morning reveals new details about Russian interference in the 2016 election, going beyond — and at times openly contradicting — the findings of the Mueller report. The Senate Intelligence Committee released the report into Russian meddling and allegations of ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin after four years of GOP-led work investigating the issue. The report is chock-full of new revelations that go further towards sug...
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Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 25 startups that Bill Gates is betting on to revolutionize the future of energy

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO Bill Gates is the second richest person in the world, with a net worth over $110 billion.  He's invested a sizeable chunk of cash into clean-energy companies, largely through a billion-dollar fund he spearheads called Breakthrough Energy Ventures.  Gates funds a wide range of technologies, but many of them fall within the categories of long-duration storage, nuclear energy, and carbon capture.  Business Insider compiled a list of the 25 clean-energy companies...
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A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But the two execs appeared to get along better later in life, and when Jobs died in 2011, Gates said that they "s...
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Bill Gates Says U.S. Covid-19 Testing Program Is a ‘Screw-Job’ With an Easy Fix

Billionaire tech legend Bill Gates says testing for coronavirus in the U.S. has been a “screw-job” that’s providing very little value because test results aren’t coming back quickly enough. Most Americans are waiting several days and sometimes weeks to get their covid-19 test results, something that Gates says can be…Read more...
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New bidders reportedly emerge for TikTok in the US as powerful critics assail the process

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TikTok and Twitter have held talks about a potential merger, even as the video sharing company defends itself against President Donald Trump’s pressure to force the sale of the business or potentially ban it. As the internationally distributed video streaming version of Chinese technology developer Bytedance’s social media app, TikTok has amassed a global user of avid consumers for its short form videos, including at least 100 million users in the US. Ac...
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Bill Gates says most COVID-19 tests in the US are 'completely garbage' because it takes too long to get results

Bill Gates says there's one massive problem with COVID-19 tests in the US: results take too long to come back. He said in a recent interview with WIRED that the majority of US COVID-19 tests are "completely garbage" and "wasted." To solve the problem of slow testing, Gates said medical providers shouldn't receive payment for COVID-19 tests unless they can produce results within 48 hours. He also called on Mark Zuckerberg to do more to combat the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories...
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Black, Hispanic Kids Impacted More Severely By Coronavirus, Research Shows

(CNN) — Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by the coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by COVID-19. A report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday found that Black and Hispanic children are more likely to be hospitalized due to coronavirus than Whi...
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Bill Gates Weighs In on US Pandemic Response, Encryption, and Grilling Tech Executives

Bill Gates gave a wide-ranging new interview to Wired's Steven Levy (also republished at Ars Technica.) The interview's first question: as a man who'd been warning about a pandemic for years, are you disappointed with the response of the United States? Bill Gates: Yeah. There's three time periods, all of which have disappointments. There is 2015 until this particular pandemic hit. If we had built up the diagnostic, therapeutic, and vaccine platforms, and if we'd done the simulations to underst...
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Bill Gates called Microsoft's potential TikTok deal a 'poison chalice' and said 'who knows what's going to happen'

In an interview with WIRED published Friday, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talked about the state of US coronavirus testing, vaccines, and Microsoft's potential TikTok deal. On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that banned TikTok's parent company – Byte Dance, which is a Chinese firm – from operating business in the US. Regarding Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok, Gates, who now serves as the company's technology advisor, compared the deal t...
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Bill Gates thinks the COVID-19 pandemic won't be over until the end of 2021, even for the world's richest countries

Bill Gates, the tech billionaire philanthropist who is helping to fund vaccine research for a number of deadly illnesses including COVID-19, is feeling optimistic about COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.  Thanks to this work, he thinks the pandemic should be under control by the end of 2021 for the world's richest nations and by 2022 for the developing world, he told Wired in an interview. While that represents record-speed scientific progress, it may be disappointing to think about living in a...
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Bill Gates issued a stark warning for the world: 'As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse'

As the coronavirus pandemic has spread around the world, with millions infected and thousands dead, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has pledged a quarter billion dollars to combat the disease through his foundation. In a letter published to his blog, Bill Gates is once again sounding the alarm for emergency preparedness: "As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse," Gates said. "If you want to understand the kind of damage that climate change wil...
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