| Aug 17, 2012
IF Thomas Crapper were around today, he would find our toilets quite familiar, says Bill Gates, referring to the Victorian manufacturer of sanitary ware whose name has become attached to one of the bodys most fundamental functions. They havent seen many...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Fourteen-year-old Sharrell Bailey wouldn't be starting ninth grade at Oak Ridge High School on Monday if it weren't for the new Junior Achievement Academy opening there.
The magnet program, which will focus on leadership and entrepreneurship, is Junior...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:57 AM
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a competition today that will award up to 30 grants of $50,000 to $100,000 to winners who come up with apps, websites or other online tools that help high schoolers -- especially low-income students --...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Microsoft is notoriously laser-focused on products, limiting its creative thinkers to ideas that will keep the Windows and Office profit machines churning.
That narrow obsession is what has sustained Microsoft's remarkable financial success for more than...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gatesthinks one of the answers to improving health is in the bathroom.
A year ago, his foundation issued a challenge to universities to create a new toilet, launching a worldwide effort to improve sanitation.
This week the Bill...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The battle for control of the living room just became more fierce.
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the Xbox One, a next-generation video game console that aspires to be more than just a plaything. Not only will the Xbox One deliver an amped-up...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
No man is an island, but Larry Ellison comes close.
Last year, Ellison bought 98 percent of Lanai for more than $500 million. Despite a wispy beard and penchant for black outfits that make him look like a devil, he's mostly being hailed as a white knight...
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:45 PM
For anyone involved in the consumer tech industry, the 2013 International CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) is the holy grail of exposure and opportunity.
The largest such tradeshow in the world, CES attracts more than 150,000...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Six months into her post as National Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki has traveled throughout California, to 11 states, and to Russia, China, Singapore and Japan.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” the Burbank Unified teacher said. “...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:13 AM
It hasn't even been on sale for a month, but already the Galaxy S 4 is about to sell its 10 millionth unit.
Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung's co-chief executive, said the company believes the GS4 could hit that mark as soon as next week, according to the...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:06 AM
In an interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates talked about his relationship with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying both respected each other despite their differences and bitter rivalry.
"We were within a year of the...