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According to the latest ranking of the world’s richest people, published on Wednesday, Bill Gates still tops the list with a fortune of $75bn, while the net worth of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has leapt higher in the past year

On 21 December, SpaceX made history by successfully launching a rocket and returning it to a safe landing on Earth. It’s also the day that SpaceX founder Elon Musk was nominated for a Luddite Award. The nomination came as part of a campaign by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is to emulate fellow billionaires, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, by giving away most of his amassed fortune to worthy causes. In a post on Facebook on Tuesday, celebrating the birth of his daughter

Microsoft Windows is 30 years old. On 20 November 1985, Microsoft released the first-ever version of Windows, which was little more than a graphical presentation manager sitting on top of the command-line-driven MS-DOS

This past April, the World Bank unveiled the Global Findex, the most comprehensive set of data on financial inclusion ever compiled. In strokes both broad and small, it paints a picture of where we stand in the fight to turn the 2bn unbanked poor of the world into active participants

Two South Africans top an impressive list of leaders that millennials around the world admire: former president Nelson Mandela at number one and Elon Musk at number three. A survey of over a thousand young people aged between 20 and 30 from around the globe

Unsurprisingly, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison top the list of the richest people in technology, but did you know that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is in third place after a recent surge in the value of the online retailer’s

29 July 2015 is an important date for Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO. Twenty years after Bill Gates introduced Windows 95 to the world, he is launching another version of the ubiquitous software that promises an equally seismic shift. This is not just another

Microsoft has announced its intention to hire more autistic people – not as a charitable enterprise but because, as corporate vice-president Mary Ellen Smith says: “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft.” Employing autistic people makes good business

In 2004, Bill Gates pronounced usernames and passwords dead. Gates, a man consistently thinking ahead of the crowd, was right. Most of us — including our employers and the online services we rely on — just haven’t caught up yet. Gates’s statement came at a time when the devastatingly simple consumer-focused