Bill Gates on tropical diseases, working with Trump and Brexit

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Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chairman, discussed the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases, working with President Trump and Brexit with Bloomberg‘s Manus Cranny on Monday. “Silicon Valley remains a huge Continue reading Bill Gates on tropical diseases, working with Trump and Brexit

Steve Ballmer’s secret new startup USAFacts is serving up Big Data on Big Government

With nothing to do after from Microsoft, Steve  Ballmer came up with the idea to “figure out what the government really does with the money.” On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer will make public a database and a report that he and a Continue reading Steve Ballmer’s secret new startup USAFacts is serving up Big Data on Big Government

Mark Zuckerberg’s fear and loathing on the campaign trail

Like our new president, Mark Zuckerberg has cut out the media middleman. He’s communicating with people through his own platform, where he has amassed 88 million Facebook followers. And he’s not just talking to them about Facebook — he’s talking to Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg’s fear and loathing on the campaign trail

Cities get smarter with apps like Waze and Instagram

In just the past few years, mayors and other officials in cities across the country have begun to draw on the reams of data at their disposal—about income, burglaries, traffic, fires, illnesses, parking citations and more—to tackle many of the Continue reading Cities get smarter with apps like Waze and Instagram

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon PACs vote Republican with their money

In 2016, the corporate PACs associated with Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon broke ranks with the traditional allegiance of the broad tech sector to the Democratic Party. All four donated more money to Republican Congressional candidates than they did to their Democratic opponents. Google’s PAC gave 56 percent Continue reading Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon PACs vote Republican with their money

Google’s VR technology educates

Summary: Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program allows for students to develop their perceptive memory and study the world through VR technology. Google maps take virtual reality into it’s hands and programers develop worlds that students can access through VR glasses. The students can Continue reading Google’s VR technology educates

Innovation breakthroughs in the real world come to fruition

We are living in a time of great experiments. They are not happening in the lab. They are happening in the real world. And they are being financed by real people. We are witnessing the de-institutionalization of experimentation. We are Continue reading Innovation breakthroughs in the real world come to fruition

Blurred lines of national security and FBI hacks

BONNIE JO MOUNT/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES RECENT HEADLINES WARN that the government now has greater authority to hack your computers, in and outside the US. Changes to federal criminal court procedures known as Rule 41 are to blame; they vastly expand how and Continue reading Blurred lines of national security and FBI hacks