November 21, 2013 What would it take for people to like using condoms? Inventors say it's all about the fit and feel. The 11 winners in a competition sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation include one condom made from beef tendons, and another that's heat-activated for a glove-like fit.
September 27, 2013 Microsoft's co-founder wishes Windows PCs had been given one start-up key instead of the famous three-key combination. But fans are both nostalgic about what was required and say it helped protect their PCs from some problems.
September 16, 2013 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.
August 23, 2013 Steve Ballmer became the company's CEO in January 2000. In recent years, Microsoft has come under increasing criticism for not keeping up with the shift to mobile phones.
May 8, 2013 The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is putting his money and time where his passion is: eradicating polio. Gates talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about why it makes sense to spend an estimated $5.5 billion to wipe out the disease once and for all.
April 23, 2013 Microsoft founder Bill Gates met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye Monday, to discuss nuclear energy and other topics. But the handshake they shared created the biggest stir in Korean society, after Gates greeted Park with a smile — and his left hand jammed into his pants pocket.
March 25, 2013 Condoms have evolved little since latex ones were first manufactured in the 1920s. Bill Gates is hoping to change that. His foundation is giving $100,000 to anyone who can come up with a condom that men or women actually want to wear.
August 15, 2012 During a festival this week at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, scientists from around the world showcased the latest toilet technologies. Bill Gates himself awarded top-performing commodes, including a solar-powered toilet and one that dehydrates waste within 24 hours.
March 30, 2011 The book's "critical portrait" of Bill Gates "has created a rift" between the men, the newspaper says. Gates says their recollection of events may differ, but he values their friendship and Allen's contributions to their work.
January 31, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Bill Gates and the eradication of polio, and the opinion page. In the second hour, unrest in Egypt, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of Harlem Is Nowhere.
August 4, 2010 Forty of the nation's richest families and people vowed to donate most of their wealth to charity. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have launched a campaign to get as many billionaires as possible to take a similar pledge.