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"The future of money is digital currency" – Bill Gates

"I can say with almost certainty that cryptocurrencies will come to a bad end" – Warren Buffett

GUEST OPINION by Helen Langton, CEO, Asia Pacific and Middle East, International Compliance Association:  When such esteemed (and profitable) investors have such contrasting views about cryptocurrency, it is hard for the rest of us to say for certain if its influence is positive or malign. However, one thing is certain: it is here to stay. Cryptocurrency is no longer the plaything of criminals or confined to dark corners of the Web..

Published in Guest Opinion

A small advanced nuclear power reactor, designed by TerraPower, a company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and PacifiCorp, will be built in Wyoming, the company says.

Published in Energy

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have announced they are splitting up after 27 years of marriage.

Published in Business Software

The boffins at Google know many things, but one of the lessons in life they have failed to grasp is that one should learn to acknowledge defeat gracefully.

Published in Open Sauce

Twitter accounts of many rich and famous Americans — including Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Jeff Bezos — were hijacked on Wednesday and used to advertise cryptocurrency scams, according to a tweet from British security researcher Marcus Hutchins.

Published in Security
Friday, 21 February 2020 12:45

Vulcan makes zero carbon transportation possible

ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: A global shift in capital allocations is underway. Trillions of dollars are flowing into sustainable or green investments, as the, ‘environmental, social and governance’ (ESG) sector shakes off its image as simply a feel-good investment class.

Friday, 21 February 2020 12:36

Vulcan makes zero carbon transportation possible

ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: A global shift in capital allocations is underway. Trillions of dollars are flowing into sustainable or green investments, as the, ‘environmental, social and governance’ (ESG) sector shakes off its image as simply a feel-good investment class.

Published in Energy

The most prominent person to be affected by US President Donald Trump's trade war with China is rarely mentioned in that context. That person is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who stands to make a fortune much bigger than he reaped from his software adventures if the tit-for-tat ends and he is able to go ahead with his plan for a new kind of nuclear power reactor.

Published in Open Sauce

The United States has called for the creation of backdoors in apps that use encryption, arguing that consumers should accept this risk to allow law enforcement access to encrypted communications.

Published in Security

Microsoft often likes to portray itself as a company that supports education and research, but that appears to be just a pose, with the company showing its real colours recently when it stripped the European Organisation for Nuclear Research of the status of "academic institution".

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen was never one to seek publicity. But in the end, after his untimely death on Monday, the best way that one can realise his importance to Microsoft was the way he was described in The New York Times in 1982.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 09:33

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 65, his company Vulcan has announced.

Published in Business Software

Microsoft has used regional sales units in Ireland, Singapore and Puerto Rico to build up a cash stash of US$108 billion outside the US, according to court papers that have emerged during a case between the software giant and the US Internal Revenue Service.

Published in Strategy

Forget Asimov's three laws of robotics. The big threat of robots isn't that they will kill us; it's that they will make the rich richer and produce mass levels of inequality.

Published in Internet of Things
Friday, 24 February 2017 06:28

Robots should be taxed: Gates

Robots that take human jobs during the inevitable spread of automation should pay taxes, argues billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Published in Enterprise Solutions

A number of the world's largest tech and finance companies and their leaders are part of a group behind a global war on cash, it has been claimed.

Published in Government Tech Policy

In the days leading up to 29 July 2016, PCs running Windows were frantically updated to Windows 10, some by accident, others by design. But since then the pace has fallen off and even though the total number of PCs running the latest avatar of Microsoft's operating system 18 months after release is about 400 million there is no reason to rejoice.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 21 October 2016 12:55

Nadella's trust talk is just so much hot air

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella appears to have an incredibly short memory. Else he would be the last person who talks about trust being the most pressing issue in tech in our times.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:50

EU stoush: Apple's Cook starts off on wrong note

Apple chief executive Tim Cook lives in a different world to the one you and I inhabit. Nothing else can account for the fact that he was recently proclaiming that the company he leads should not have to pay corporate tax because he felt the tax rate was not fair.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has been around for 41 years and has more cash lying around than most, but it still retains the mean-spiritedness that has been a part of its corporate culture from the start.

Published in Open Sauce
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