Bill Gates

Gates Foundation: Funding the Toilets of the Future

The flush toilet, which has existed in essentially the same form since 1775, is long due for an update. A year ago, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $4,000,000 in grants to eight universities to create a safe, efficient, near-waterless toilet — one that costs less than five cents per user per day. This week in Seattle, the …

Utterly Clueless: Bill Gates Didn’t ‘Get’ Gmail

Seven years ago, Google launched Gmail. They did it in a way that no one else had ever done it before: they offered two whole gigabytes of space. Bill Gates couldn’t understand the whole thing worked.

Many people jumped onboard, signing up, and even developers took advantage, launching Gmail Drive. The extension, which turned Google …

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