Bill Gates and some other wealthy in tech industry had started the breakthrough energy coalition which seeks to support clean energyresearch and development.
This year, Apple is supporting the annual Hour of Code program by using all of its 468 stores all over the world as temporary classrooms teaching coding. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, hopes to create a spark from this project among millions of children.
Google offered $200 to $300 million to acquire Impossible Foods, a startup business, developing plant-based meat and dairy products. The company that wanted to beat the meat industry didn't agree on the price.
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million
Two new tools to fight AIDS should be available by 2030 in the form of a vaccine and new intense drug treatments, ending most cases of a disease that has killed millions in the past 30 years, Bill Gates said.
China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons - it has more than anywhere outside the United States - have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy.
Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) for almost four decades, stepped aside as chief executive on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, but stressed that nothing at the business software company will change.
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based clean tech firm Ambri Inc raised $15 million in a new funding round from KLP Enterprise, Building Insurance Bern, and other investors to find a way to store renewable energy for grid operators.
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates thinks that innovation drives progress and doesn't mind the silly endeavors that some companies in Silicon Valley are engaged in because it is from them that important ideas emerge.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he will be putting money where his mouth is and donating $1 million to companies that will use technology to find solutions to global problems, TechCrunch reported.
Tech giant Microsoft invested $15 million in location-based social networking app Foursquare and inked a licensing deal to use the latter's places database in their products and services.
Sources told the Financial Times that billionaire George Soros has bought a 3.1% stake in Spanish builder FCC. The acquisition happened just three months after Microsoft's Bill Gates also made a bet on the company.
Shares of debt-laden construction firm FCC SA leaped by as much as 8.8% on Friday following news that American hedge fund Soros Fund Management, controlled by billionaire George Soros, had acquired a 3% stake in the company.
Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates suggested the state of Norway should invest a portion of its massive USD800 billion wealth fund to countries in Asia and Africa.
Bill Gates bought a 6% stake in Spain's FCC for EUR 113.5 million.
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