Bill Gates

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0 Video of the Day: 5 Myths about Immigration in the US

This video comes from the pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, so it should be said that it comes with a political and activist slant. The founders are some big names, including Bill Gates, Sean Parker and Mark Zuckerburg. It’s supporters include some more stars of the tech industry, one that admittedly…

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6 The cure for global poverty: Health

Mother and child, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaFlickr, DFID Researchers Discover Powerful Cure for Poverty and Inequality – Health If you could only do one thing to reduce poverty and inequity around the world, say experts in global development, the best thing you could do is reduce the disproportionate burden of disease…

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0 Bill Gates on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night

In case you missed it, Bill Gates was on late night TV talking about his work on global health, aid and development – and new technology, of course. Late Night host Jimmy Fallon to Gates about his philanthropic work: “Thank you for being cool!”

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0 The transformative power of the internet in Africa

The internet holds the power to transform Africa, says the McKinsey Global Institute. Expanding internet access and unleashing its capabilities can impact six areas: financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture, and government. A new report, Lions Go Digital: The Internet’s Transformative Potential in Africa, predicts that 500 million people in Africa…

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0 What’s Killing Us: Infographic Edition

This awkward infographic comes to us from the Twitter feed of Bill Gates. Ther are some curious choices about the design choices, but it gets the facts across and alerts some things I did not know. For example, deaths caused by typhoid increased between 2005 and 2010. It is not…

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