Bill Gates

Sarah Mishkin

Steve Ballmer may not be Microsoft’s chief executive any more, but as of today he is looming larger than ever at the company he worked at for over three decades. Read more

Sarah Mishkin

Concerns about children’s privacy and security have prompted the closure of one education technology start-up backed by $100m from supporters including Bill Gates’ foundation. Read more

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is a legend in the world of software, but the latest project of his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation deals with a very physical, real world problem, writes Vinjeru Mkandawire.

The “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” encourages the use of technology in a very different way from writing code for computer operating systems – Universities are asked to build toilets that operate without running water, electricity or a sewage system. Read more