Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address to Duke University's 2013 graduating class. A 1986 Duke graduate, Gates centered Sunday's speech around the word "connected," and how technology has...Show More Summary
Bill Gates was the subject of last night's 60 Minutes and him and host Charlie Rose touched on a wide array of subjects, primarily the billionaire's humanitarian efforts under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While the focus mayShow More Summary
Bill Gates was recently interviewed for television, and while the main focus was the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the late Steve Jobs also got a mention. I don't want to spoil it for you, but in the clip above fromShow More Summary
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has a new goal: to provide contraceptives and family planning services to an additional 120 million women and girls in the world's poorest countries by 2020. Read more...
The Norman Lear Center at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced a new program today aimed at measuring media impact. With $3.25 million in funding from the Knight Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...Show More Summary
Knight Foundation | The New York Times The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are aiming some serious scratch at a problem Meena Thiruvengadam wrote about on Poynter.org recently. “Despite advances … Read more
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is known for investing in companies that are leaders in their respective industries. The trust’s focus has always been on long-term investments, and its holding also provide a useful and dependable source for investors to find new avenues of growth. According to the latest 13F filings for the fourth quarter [...]
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has always been known for is generosity. Co-founder Bill Gates has always been at the forefront of giving back with his Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, and he instilled that charitable effort into his company’s culture. And that culture has been rewarded times before, and again now as the company was recently [...]
Not only does the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation fund programs that develop and distribute vaccines to developing countries with questionable outcomes, but they also have a hand in GMO biotechnology that has come under fire over the years. Show More Summary
Set aside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations' offer to reinvent the condom, condom manufacture Durex is conducting its own research and development -- for underwear.
Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school. Of those who do graduate, one-third need remedial courses in college and far too few actually earn a degree. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers we can change this by working together.
The Origami is a "radical new condom" inspired by paper-folding techniques and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Designed to slip on more comfortably than easily-torn rolled latex prophylactics, Origami comes in male and female forms, and there's even a special model for anuses of either sex. The creators are testing the designs [...]
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a grant to anyone who can invent a better condom. This guy responded by developing a slingshot gun that will apply them with the pull of a trigg...
The famed philanthropy foundation teams up with the social giant to award cash for the best education-oriented applications.
In case you haven’t heard, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100K to anyone who can improve condom technology. Joerg Sprave responds the only way he knows how. Now that’s birth control. Hat Tip Link
Nice vibrator, bro. This is a video of Jörg Sprave demonstrating the condom-applying slingshot he developed to collect the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's $100,000 reward for a concept that will encourage greater condom use. It's really something. Show More Summary
Last month, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a challenge: anyone who can come up with a "transformative idea" to reinvent the condom (that "significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use") will get $100,000 grant. Show More Summary
If you have been following nerd news at all, then you know that Bill Gates has issued a challenge through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They are offering $100,000(USD) to the…
This is hilarious. After The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offered 100,000 USD to the person who would come up with the best idea to improve on condom technology, the slingshot channel came up with a solution that could on day make condoms easier to apply. [The Slingshot Channel]
From mobile banking to contraception, this is what she thinks is going to drive the next wave of advances for people in the developing world For the past three years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has hosted TEDxChange, a TEDx event with the goal of spurring action around the ideas supported by the foundation. Show More Summary