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Tech Talk: Cooking Up a Storm

Monday, May. 14, 2001 "Open source." Perhaps you've seen the term bandied about recently and wondered what it meant. More useless tech jargon, you no doubt...

Why These Guys Are Dead Wrong

It must be nice being a billionaire. You get your own jet. You don't have to work. The maitre d' always has a table for you. Better yet, you can afford the moral...

Notebook: May 7, 2001

WINNERS & LOSERS [WINNERS] DENNIS TITO Buys trip to space station despite U.S. objections. A lot safer than the Navy's "rent-a-sub" program BILL GATES Press...

CES Watch 2001

BRAND X Bill Gates wants you to hold off buying that PlayStation2. Microsoft's Xbox game console won't arrive for 10 months, but developers are already promising...

Is Microsoft Free to Go?

Even though the Justice Department’s trustbusters decided Thursday to abandon their effort to break up Microsoft in court, drop its "bundling" investigations and...

Giving Billions Isn't Easy: Bill and Melinda Gates

Patty Stonesifer, 43, may have the best job in the world. What she does every day as chairwoman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is think about how to...

Why Microsoft Crashed

When I was covering the microsoft antitrust trial, the company invited me to have breakfast with its legal team. We covered all the basics: whether Microsoft...

Books: Why Microsoft Crashed

When I was covering the Microsoft antitrust trial, the company invited me to have breakfast with its legal team. We covered all the basics: whether Microsoft was...

Carving Up Gates

All things considered, it must have been a crummy week to be the king of the software world. If you are Bill Gates (and come on, wouldn't you like to be?),...

Gates Gets Slammed

Bill Gates glad-handed his way through the corridors of power in Washington last week. He dropped by the White House for a new-economy conference, where...

Bill Gates: They're Trying to Change the Rules

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talked to TIME managing editor Walter Isaacson last week about his reaction to a federal court's findings of fact in the...

Why Is Bill Gates So Keen on China?

MICHAEL ROBINSONChina's leaders tend to be obsessed with the mighty and the prosperous. But that's not the only reason Bill Gates likes to visit so much. Unlike...

Bill Gates' New Rules

BILL GATESFrom Business @ The Speed of Thought: Using a Digital Nervous System, by Bill Gates. © 1999 by William H. Gates, III. Published by Warner Books, USA...

Bill Gates: Software Strongman

DAVID GELERNTERIf we are talking creativity and ideas, Bill Gates is an American unoriginal. He is Microsoft's chief and co-founder, he is the world's richest...

The Tale of the Gates Tapes

When the Justice Department served Bill Gates with an antitrust complaint that could, in theory, lead to Microsoft's breakup, he didn't bother reading it. At a...

Gates in the Dock

You couldn't blame Microsoft's legal team for feeling a little cranky last week. Just as the lawyers prepped for opening arguments in their historic antitrust...