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Gates thinks quantum computing in the cloud may come in a decade

Bill Gates did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit Tuesday and said that there's a chance within six to ten years that "cloud computing will offer super-computation by using quantum." 

One of tech's biggest forces, Bill Gates, sides with the FBI in iPhone unlock debate

According to the Financial Times, the man who is, essentially, the man in tech-- Bill Gates-- has come out saying that Apple should unlock the phone used by terrorists in the San Bernadino attacks for the FBI's use in the ongoing investigation.

Top tech execs involved in new energy group run companies that could already be doing more

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Meg Whitman and a host of other tech giants have created the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in energy tech initiatives to drastically cut emissions while providing affordable energy options.

The old Microsoft is dead

Sometimes I wonder what parallel universe I've accidentally stumbled into. Microsoft executives aren't talking like the company's executives of old. They're using phrases like "open source" and words like "Linux." And they're saying good things about both.

Big data, the death of jobs, and the need for public policy in change management

For the first time, jobs at every level are potentially at stake and subject to elimination thanks to big data and automation. Most likely new jobs will arise as they have in the past as mankind progressed. But there is no guarantee of that this time around.

News Scan: Bill and Melinda Gates challenge Stanford grads to improve world; Big data empowering many CIOs; more

The top news stories for June 16, 2014.

Exit Ballmer, stage right. Who cares?

On Friday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire within the next 12 months, once his successor has been chosen. Microsoft's stock rose seven percent on the news. Although...

Bill Gates, big data and a big secret

It's important to see good, the bad and the muddied sides of big data.

Is education data rigging a warning sign for big data?

Questions about the use and abuse of data have been with us since the first numbers were fudged long before they were fudged electronically.

Bill Gates admits Microsoft's early mobile strategy was 'clearly a mistake'

Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates admitted the company failed to execute on its early mobile strategy, calling its initial efforts to dominate the smartphone market "clearly a mistake."