Bill Gates

Chairman
Microsoft

The name Bill Gates has long been synonymous with the technology industry. But, in about a month, he will step away from his day-to-day job at Microsoft, the company he founded. While remaining as Microsoft's chairman, Mr. Gates will devote much more of his time to the world- renowned charitable foundation he runs with his wife, Melinda French Gates. He leaves a company of enormous size and wealth, one that retains the near-monopoly he built in PC operating systems and Office suites, while struggling to compete with Google in search, advertising and Web applications; and with Apple in music and video devices and services. He also leaves a legacy as the person who, in the words of longtime rival Steve Jobs at D5 last year, was the first to recognize the potential of building a pure PC software company.

Posts With Bill Gates

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

To our dear readers: Thank you, thank you very much.
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Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.
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Bill Gates Makes a Darn Good Secret Santa

A participant in Reddit’s gift exchange got quite a shock after opening her present and realizing that it was from none other than the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist.
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Microsoft Director Says CEO Choice Will Not Be Made Until Early 2014

Over 100 choices to 20 to a handful to, well, who knows?
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Gates Foundation Picks UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann as Next CEO

The oncologist will succeed longtime Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes, who had said earlier this year that he planned to step down once a successor was found.
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Will Microsoft Name Its CEO Before the New Year? Weary Employees Hope for Even Sooner. (Poll)

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth — and a new leader.
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“Caretaker” Mulally as CEO Remains Inside Bet at Microsoft, but Will a Dark Horse Emerge?

What train, plane or automobile will the new software giant leader be riding in on?
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Bill Gates Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Prioritize

Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that’s great. I don’t.

— Bill Gates, talking to the Financial Times in an interview that is chiefly about efforts to defeat diseases in the developing world, a little bit about Microsoft, with a dash of disdain for Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to wire the globe

AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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For Ballmer, Resistance Was Futile