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How Bill Gates spent long weekends at the beach alone with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad every year
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How Bill Gates spent long weekends at the beach alone with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend Ann Winblad every year

Bill and Melinda Gates have had a decades-long agreement that the Microsoft boss could vacation for a long weekend at the beach every year with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend. The odd arrangement raises eyebrows now that one of the richest couples in the world are going their separate ways after 27 years together and building a $130billion fortune. Bill, 65, and venture capitalist Ann Winblad, 70, dated in the 80s but broke up in 1987, the same year he met future wife Melinda. Ann was reportedly more ready for marriage than Bill as he worked day and night to build his billion-dollar Microsoft empire. However, the pair maintained a friendship and in a 1997 piece in TIME Magazine, Bill said, 'When I was off on my own thinking about marrying Melinda, I called Ann and asked for ...
Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To support Nigeria’s ESP
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Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To support Nigeria’s ESP

Just as global technology giants including Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking company, Facebook, another international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Specifically, Microsoft is now offering support for the Digital Transformation pillar of the Federal Government's Economic Sustainability Plan. This will be a continuation of the technology company's investment in Nigeria after the establishment of an African Technology Development Centre in 2020, all in affirmation of the efforts of the Buhari administration in the creation of a viable technology ecosystem in Nigeria. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Thursday noted in a virtual meeting ...
Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI
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Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI

Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations. The layoffs are part of a bigger push by Microsoft to rely on artificial intelligence to pick news and content that’s presented on MSN.com, inside Microsoft’s Edge browser, and in the company’s various Microsoft News apps. Many of the affected workers are part of Microsoft’s SANE (search, ads, News, Edge) division, and are contracted as human editors to help pick stories. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement. “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, re-deployment in others. These decisions are not the result of the current pandemic.” While Microsoft says ...
Coronavirus: Bill Gates reveals only way normalcy can return
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Coronavirus: Bill Gates reveals only way normalcy can return

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, has said that life can only fully return to normal once a ‘vaccine’ to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available globally. Gates said this in an interview with the U.S broadcaster, Fox News on Sunday. According to him, work needed to be done quickly on the development of a new vaccine to enable a “billions of doses capacity” as soon as possible. “Things will not get back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that has gotten out to the entire world,” Gates told Fox News. “Developed nations, like the U.S., will be able to combat the virus sooner or later, but the virus needed to be defeated globally,” he added. On Thursday, Gates called on the U.S. government to start constructing factories for the most promising vacc...
Whatsapp To Stop Working On Windows OS From Today, December 31
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Whatsapp To Stop Working On Windows OS From Today, December 31

According to source, Before the final decision was taken, Facebook, the parent company of WhatsApp, had stopped new account creations on mobile Windows platform WhatsApp has said that its instant messaging app will stop working on all phones running Microsoft Windows OS from Tuesday, December 31. It should be noted that Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, stopped people from creating new accounts on Windows phones earlier in the year, Daily Mail reports. The reason for doing so, according to the company, was because it has stopped developing updates for the platform, and as such there would not be new updates or features for the OS. The app company was also reported to have said that it is stopping support for devices whose operating systems do not have the capabilities that are needed to ...
Huawei Ban: Microsoft Resume Sales Of Huawei Laptops Online
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Huawei Ban: Microsoft Resume Sales Of Huawei Laptops Online

It was on Monday Microsoft announce it has resumed sales of Huawei laptops on its website after a weeks-long stoppage. The action reflects the evolving dynamic for U.S. companies that have done business with Huawei, which has been caught in the middle of growing U.S.-China trade tension. The move is a sign of cooperation with a company that delivers Windows revenue, which is still core to Microsoft’s business despite its focus on cloud computing products. Last month a government agency restricted how U.S. companies could sell products to Huawei, and shortly after that Microsoft’s supply of devices like the MateBook X Pro vanished. The agency then eased restrictions for 90 days, leading to changes in the way Google would work with Huawei during that period. Now Huawei Matebook lap...
Apple Loses $57 Billion , Drops To 4th Most Valuable Company In The World
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Apple Loses $57 Billion , Drops To 4th Most Valuable Company In The World

Apple just lost $57 billion in the stock market and dropped to the fourth most valuable company. Apple's Falling Stocks Their products are simply over priced, It costs basically around $300 to build an iPhone and they sell it at above $1000 while there are phones with better features that cost less. I bet Steve Jobs (God bless his soul) wouldn't allow this unacceptable overpricing. Apple stock initially opened on Thursday at $144 which was around a $14 drop from its already plummeting price when the markets closed on Wednesday. Now, their stock is at its lowest price in almost 2 years . The current stock price pushes the Cupertino Company down to the fourth most valuable company behind Microsoft, Amazon and Google. Their current market value now sits at about $57 billion les...
N-Power, Veritable Technology Platform to Boost Education – Osinbajo
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N-Power, Veritable Technology Platform to Boost Education – Osinbajo

The N-Power employment and training scheme of the federal government provides a technology platform to boost education, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated. Osinbajo stated this at the University of Ibadan where represented President Muhammadu Buhari as the Visitor to the institution, on the occasion of the University’s 2018 Convocation and 70th Foundation Day Ceremony. In a statement by Laolu Akande, media aide to the vice president, Osinbajo said the scheme, being technology-driven, offers a technology platform to train teachers quickly and efficiently, aside from the traditional training institutes. He stated: “N-Power, our employment and skills training programme, now employs 500,000 young men and women who were hired using a technology platform developed by young Nige...
Ondo First Lady Distributes 400 Laptops to Girls
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Ondo First Lady Distributes 400 Laptops to Girls

Mrs Betty Akeredolu, the Ondo State Governor’s wife, has put smiles on the faces of 400 girls on two weeks ICT and solar technology training in the state, by distributing 400 Microsoft Laptop to them. The First Lady revealed this gesture at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Summer Boot Camp 4 Girls Naija in Akure. Seeing 400 girls ready to “change our story and make us more visible on the world map.”, Mrs. Akeredolu stated that she has not been this hopeful about the future of the country. She said although the two weeks rigorous training in ICT, solar technology and life-enhancing skills was over, the girls had many years of impacting the world and making it a better place. “The baton has been placed in your hands; your race now begins. “I must warn you that there will be ch...
Mark Zuckerberg Becomes Third Richest Man In The World
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Mark Zuckerberg Becomes Third Richest Man In The World

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world, overtaking Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people. Zuckerberg passed Buffett on Friday as Facebook shares rose 2.4 percent, Bloomberg reported. Above Zuckerberg was Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, in the No. 1 spot, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.  The daily rankings of the world’s 500 richest people listed in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed the top 3 remained the same on Saturday. Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, nearly $400 million more than Buffett, chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway investment group. Zuckerberg’s California-based social network business has more than 2 billion active monthly users. The company’s stock has reached a record high despite ongoing sc...
Fatima Dangote And Her Husband, Jamil Abubakar Go On Honeymoon To An Exotic Island
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Fatima Dangote And Her Husband, Jamil Abubakar Go On Honeymoon To An Exotic Island

Aliko Dangote’s daughter, Fatima and her Pilot husband, Jamil Abubakar are currently enjoying their honeymoon on an exotic Island at an undisclosed location. They sure need the rest after the recently concluded marathon of wedding events in Nigeria. See more pictures below; The wedding ceremony which is considered the biggest event of 2018, hosted the creme de la creme of the society. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Femi Otedola and other Nigerian billionaires were seen at the ceremony. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, state governors and other dignitaries were also present at the wedding. We wish them a happy union.
First Photos From Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote’s Daughter, Fatima’s Wedding To Jamil Abubakar
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First Photos From Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote’s Daughter, Fatima’s Wedding To Jamil Abubakar

Check out the first photos from the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, Fatima Dangote and her husband Jamil Abubakar. It is indeed a high society wedding as it has already been dubbed as the wedding of the year even though this is just march. According to reports many heads of states and even Microsoft founder Bill Gates is set to grace the occasion. Jamil Abubakar is the son of former Inspector General of Police, M.D. Abubakar, is currently taking place in Kano state. Fatima looked beautiful in her Deola Sagoe attire. Congrats to them! See more photos below;  
Check Out Dangote’s Daughter, Fatima Stunning Look To Her Bridal Shower
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Check Out Dangote’s Daughter, Fatima Stunning Look To Her Bridal Shower

Daughter of Billionaire Aliko Dangote, Fatima Dangote will be getting married soon and there has been a lot of fuss/activities about the wedding, but what do one expect, when it involves a billionaire’s daughter. The couple and their families already had a pre-nuptial dinner which had in attendance, dignitaries from all over Nigeria and last night, the bride and her friends had the traditional bridal shower. Fatima Dangote looked absolutely stunning at her bridal shower. See more photos below: A few weeks ago, we reported that Fatima, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote’s daughter will be wedding Jamil, son of former Inspector General (IG) of Police, MD Abubakar, before the end of March 2018. According to reports, the wedding will be attended by five presidents and a...
New Security Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Laptops – Experts
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New Security Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Laptops – Experts

A new security flaw has been found in Intel hardware which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely, Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure said on Friday. F-Secure said in a statement that the flaw had nothing to do with the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities recently found in the micro-chips that are used in almost all computers, tablets and smartphones today. Rather, it was an issue within Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), “which is commonly found in most corporate laptops, (and) allows an attacker to take complete control over a user’s device in a matter of seconds,” the cybersecurity firm said. “The issue potentially affects millions of laptops globally.” The flaw was of “an almost shocking simplicity, but its destructive potential is unbe...
A Rundown Of The Seedstars Africa Summit 2017, Maputo
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A Rundown Of The Seedstars Africa Summit 2017, Maputo

Seedstars World (SSW), the global community and platform for entrepreneurs in technology in emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, hosted the Seedstars Summit, the thirds of the annual Africa Summit that connects the most relevant players in innovation and technology with the world and between each other. After hosting competitions in 20+ African countries throughout 2017, identifying the most promising startups and analyzing the local ecosystems, Seedstars World brought together the best and most promising entrepreneurs with ecosystem players, mentors, investors, corporates and other entrepreneurs across the continent. The event was hosted by local ambassador organisation UX Information Technologies with Standard Bank as the main platinum sponsor and supported by local and int...
Court Bars Trump From Changing Military Policy On Service By Transgender People
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Court Bars Trump From Changing Military Policy On Service By Transgender People

US court bars Trump from changing military policy on service by transgender people. Big technology companies had a wonderful romp in after-hours trading. Following Thursday’s third-quarter earnings, most of the big names were up. Microsoft Corp. jumped as much as 4.6 percent; Alphabet Inc. was up around 3 percent. And Twitter Inc., a decidedly smaller name, reported before the market opened and ended the day with a 19 percent gain. But Amazon.com Inc.’s success was the most fun to watch. The Everything Store got a 7.7 percent bounce in late trading after it revealed net income of $256 million. That’s nothing! But for Amazon, it’s an unexpected, humongous pile of cash. Teach investors to expect losses, and they’ll freak out when you turn a small profit. Revenue growth, of course, is what’...
Microsoft Drops Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Transparency Rules
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Microsoft Drops Lawsuit After US Government Revises Data Request Transparency Rules

Microsoft said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DoJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information. The new policy limits the use of secrecy orders and calls for such orders to be issued for defined periods, Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post on Monday. “As a result of the issuance of this policy, we are taking steps to dismiss our lawsuit,” Smith said. The company expects the changes to end the practice of indefinite secrecy orders. Microsoft filed the lawsuit in April 2016 arguing that the U.S. government was violating the constitution by preventing the company from informing its customers about government requests for their emails and other document...
Putin Richer Than Gates, Bezos Combined – US Financier
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Putin Richer Than Gates, Bezos Combined – US Financier

The claim of Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, and Amazon’s owner, Jeff Bezos, to being the world richest person is false. This is according to US Financier and the chief executive officer of Hermitage Capital Management, Bill Browder, who claimed Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, is the world wealthiest. Browder reportedly told senators that Putin is richer than both Bezos and Gates combined. According to Newsweek, Browder estimated Putin’s net worth at $200bn, while Bezos and Bill are worth a combined $183bn. Newsweek said that Browder’s company was once the largest portfolio investor in Russia and the financier was a shareholder in Gazprom, Surgutneftegas and other Russian state-run enterprises in the 1990s. Around that time Putin reportedly made a deal with Russian busines...
Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World’s Richest Man
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Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World’s Richest Man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates and is now the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever. When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ net worth. That was enough to put him ahead of Gates, who was last surpassed on Forbes’ real-time rankings for just two days nearly a year ago by Spanish retail giant Amancio Ortega. Forbes started tracking billionaires around the globe in 1987. Bezos is now the seventh person to hold the title of the world’s richest person and the third American to top the global ranks besides Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Wh...
Microsoft Paint is finally dead, and the world Is a better place
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Microsoft Paint is finally dead, and the world Is a better place

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Pound Struggles To Recover In After Shock British Vote
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Pound Struggles To Recover In After Shock British Vote

The pound struggled on Monday to bounce back from last week’s sharp losses triggered by a shock British election result that has thrown the country into uncertainty. Sterling took a beating on Friday after Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservative Party lost its Westminster majority, days before it starts crunch talks with the EU on exiting the bloc. May called the election three years early in a bid to strengthen her hand in looming Brexit negotiations, but the gamble backfired spectacularly and now she must rely on the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. “With May’s leadership teetering on the brink, the UK steps ever so closer to the calamitous Brexit cliff edge scenario,” Stephen Innes, senior trader at OANDA, said in a note. “Certainly, prolonge...
Microsoft Unveils World’s Largest Plane With Two Cockpits
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Microsoft Unveils World’s Largest Plane With Two Cockpits

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen unveiled the world's largest aircraft on Wednesday. The massive plane rolled out by Allen's aerospace firm, Stratolaunch Systems, features the longest wingspan of any aircraft ever built, according to Popular Mechanics. With a wingspan of 385 feet, the six-engine plane will be larger than Howard Hughes' 1947 H-4 Hercules, known as the 'Spruce Goose,' and the Antonov An-225, a Soviet-era cargo plane originally built to transport the Buran space shuttle that is currently the world's largest aircraft. The Stratolaunch is an aircraft that is designed tocarry rockets between its two fuselages. In 2011, the project's cost was initially estimated to be at $300million, though there is no word as to the updated figures. After the plane reaches altitude...
LAUTECH VC Pleads With Lecturers To Resume Work
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LAUTECH VC Pleads With Lecturers To Resume Work

Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, on Monday appealed to the striking lecturers of the institution to return to work. Gbadegesin told journalists in Ogbomoso that the problem facing the university, jointly owned by Oyo and Osun, was “almost over as the owner state governments had pledged more commitment to fund it’’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the institution was closed barely eight months ago as a result of industrial action by the academic staff of the institution. NAN also reports that management of the institution had earlier announced that the university would re-open on Jan. 27 after eight months of closure, but the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LAUTECH Chapter, refuse...
Why Nigeria Youth Are Unemployed
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Why Nigeria Youth Are Unemployed

Dear Nigerian Youth: The toughest challenge employers are facing right now is where to locate 'the right' employees. We've been trying to hire three new staff for over a year. I've interviewed quite a ton of graduates of law, accounting and other social sciences. 99% of BSc Accounting holders are UNABLE to use Microsoft excel spreadsheets. The majority of law graduates could not write coherently, and have no legal research experience outside of their final year projects. One graduate of English/Literature has not read any book outside of the recommended texts in school. 99% of job seekers have no writing sample, no published product or past work that is independently verifiable. That means, Nigeria's biggest problem right now, isn't unemployment, but unemployability. Sometimes, you meet ...
Apple’s iPhone Marks 10th Anniversary
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Apple’s iPhone Marks 10th Anniversary

The iPhone, the device that redefined the mobile phone and has helped make Apple the most valuable company in the world, marks its 10th anniversary on Monday. It was on January 9, 2007, that late Apple founder and chief executive Steve Jobs went on stage at the company's Macworld event to announce the tech giant was to reveal "an iPod, a phone and an internet communicator" - but rather than three separate products being revealed, one of the first truly smart phones was unveiled. Since then, Apple has sold more than one billion iPhones around the world and has become one of the wealthiest companies. However, increasing pressure from competitors and the smartphone market beginning to reach saturation point has created new pressures - 2016 has seen sales of the iPhone drop for ...
Android Can’t Be A Monopoly When The iPhone Exists, Google Tells EU
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Android Can’t Be A Monopoly When The iPhone Exists, Google Tells EU

Android is the crown jewel in Google’s vast empire of software and web services, and its unprecedented success has inevitably attracted the scrutiny of European Union regulators. Today, Google steps up its public efforts to diminish European concerns over its mobile market dominance, and it’s doing it with the power of GIFs. You don’t think we offer choice, says Google, but have you seen how little choice iPhone buyers are getting? All the preloaded apps on an iPhone come from Apple. 39 out of 47 preloaded apps on Windows 10 phones come from Microsoft. But less than a third of preloaded apps on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 come from Google. So what’s the big deal? Extending the point beyond apps, Google argues that it’s impossible for Android to have a market monopoly when the iPhone exists. ...

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