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  • Gates: New CEO pushes Microsoft to move faster Monday, 5 May 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Bill Gates at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Sitting next to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Gates also said he's excited about taking a more hands-on approach again at Microsoft.

  • Gates, Munger & Buffett slam high-speed trading Monday, 5 May 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participate in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." The estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.

    Warren Buffett, his longtime business partner Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates are no fans of high-frequency trading.

  • SEATTLE, May 2- Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Assuming no change to that pattern, Gates will have no direct ownership of Microsoft shares at all four years from now.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is expected to attract about 38,000 people to Omaha, Nebraska this weekend for its annual shareholder weekend, including its annual meeting.

  • Jobs vs. Gates for No. 1 spot Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Jobs is the easy choice, but Gates deserves equal billing, right? The reasoning behind our top picks--and why some didn't make the list at all.

  • Mossberg's 25 years of personal tech     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, shares his thoughts on CNBC's 25 most influential list and looks at the biggest changes in technology over the last 25 years.

  • Bill Gates' Microsoft set how millions used a PC Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Snatched from IBM forevermore the lead position in designing software for PCs, with the dominant operating system, productivity software and browser.

  • Steve Jobs seized his chance to change the world Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Unleashed a frenzy of innovative products during his second spell at Apple that transformed not just the PC but everything from music to smartphones.

  • Will there be a trillionaire in the 21st century? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Income inequality is growing and the rich keep getting richer. In 25 years a serial entrepreneur with grand visions may cross the wealth threshold.

  • Gates-backed TB drug to enter late-stage testing Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    In a statement announcing the trial, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, said the treatment could "reduce the time required to cure drug-resistant TB from two years to just six months" and sharply cut the cost of a cure in low-income countries.

  • Paul Allen's top money manager to leave post Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    SEATTLE, April 21- The lead money manager for Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is leaving his post this week, marking the latest in a round of high-level departures at the Seattle billionaire's Vulcan Inc organization, which handles his $16 billion fortune.

  • SEATTLE, April 11- Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators.

  • Apple’s deep pockets: What $159 billion could do Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:58 AM ET
    Apple employees walk towards the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    The maker of iPads and iPhones has a problem that anyone would like to have: What to do with a vast amount of cash. The New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett says you should tweet about these Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    In a video created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Warren Buffett gives the school's chancellor some good advice on writing tweets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to grab a toehold in those fast-growing markets.

  • April 2- Bill Gates, the World Bank and other donors are stepping up efforts to fight neglected tropical diseases in Africa and other low-income regions with a $240 million injection of new funding. The new collaboration includes $50 million from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and $50 million from the Children's Investment Fund Foundation.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella took the wraps off an Office software suite designed for Apple Inc's iPad on Thursday, a widely anticipated move that underscores the new chief's willingness to point the lumbering software giant in a new direction.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Microsoft Corp's Office suite of applications, encompassing its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs, will become available to iPad users from Apple Inc's app store from Thursday.

  • Where Bill Gates 'fits in' at Microsoft     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    What will be the role of Bill Gates at Microsoft? Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Bill Gates' comments on Satya Nadella and change at Microsoft. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Microsoft wanted to buy WhatsApp Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    In a Rolling Stone interview, Bill Gates said that Microsoft was also looking to buy the company, noting that it has a very large user base.