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Bill Gates, an immensely influential figure in the tech world, has penned columns that delve into the heart of the technology industry, with a particular focus on leadership transitions, corporate strategy, and the evolving landscape of digital innovation. Gates' insights are shaped by his foundational role at Microsoft, a company that has been at the forefront of technological advancement for decades. His writings not only reflect on his experiences and the lessons learned from steering Microsoft through various challenges but also explore broader industry trends, including the rise of smart cities, the significance of cybersecurity, and the potential of new technological solutions to address pressing global issues.

One of the recurring themes in Gates’ work is the leadership at Microsoft, particularly the transition to a new CEO, Satya Nadella, and the implications of this change for the company's direction. Gates’ interest in Microsoft's leadership dynamics extends to exploring the broader implications of technological leadership and innovation. Additionally, his curiosity about the intersection between technology and society is evident in his discussions about the 'golden age' of computer science, the importance of technology in education, and the challenges and opportunities presented by digital currencies and smart cities. Gates’ columns serve not only as a window into the strategic considerations of one of the world’s leading tech companies but also as a platform for broader reflections on the role of technology in shaping our future.

Gates also engages with the impact of technology on a global scale, including cybersecurity challenges and the evolution of the digital landscape post the tenure of key figures like Steve Jobs. His interest in the development of technology for facilitating better business practices, such as through the Microsoft Lync Room System or the implications of blockchain technology, demonstrates his commitment to leveraging technology to improve efficiency and communication within the corporate sphere and beyond. Moreover, Gates' perspective on the importance of diversity in technology, particularly the role of women in ICT, reflects a broader commitment to inclusivity and empowerment within the industry.

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Emotional Gates has met with 'a lot of CEO candidates'
Thu, 21st Nov 2013
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Bill Gates, emotional at Ballmer's farewell, says Microsoft is eyeing numerous CEO candidates, with no deadline set for the crucial decision.
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Celebrating 30 years of Windows
Tue, 12th Nov 2013
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Both iconic and significant in the evolution of personal computing, on November 10, 1983, Bill Gates introduced Windows.
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Top Microsoft investors want Bill Gates out
Thu, 3rd Oct 2013
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Top Microsoft investors push for Bill Gates' resignation, challenging his chairmanship amid calls for fresh corporate strategy.
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Has Microsoft been sleeping for 10 years?
Tue, 23rd Jul 2013
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Microsoft faces criticism for missing a decade's worth of tech advances, says columnist John Naughton.
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Gates praises 'golden age' of computer science
Wed, 17th Jul 2013
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Bill Gates heralds current era as the 'golden age' of computer science during a speech at Microsoft.
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Gates: iThink Microsoft tablets are better
Tue, 7th May 2013
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Microsoft chairman unsubtly sticks the boot into Apple, questioning its lack of a keyboard and failure to run Office.
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Why Microsoft needs to shed their CEO, Steve Ballmer
Wed, 10th Apr 2013
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Under Steve Ballmer's leadership, Microsoft struggles for direction, impacting stock values despite innovations like Surface.
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Gates moans over Microsoft's mobile mistakes
Wed, 20th Feb 2013
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Bill Gates questions the lack of urgency in innovation over the last few years, criticising Microsoft's early mobile strategy.
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Remembering Steve Jobs
Thu, 6th Oct 2011
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Technology pioneers old and young have paid tribute to Steve Jobs, the iconic founder of Apple who passed away earlier today.
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Is it time to break up Google?
Mon, 19th Sep 2011
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Executive chairman to face Senate panel this week in anti-competitive probe.
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Microsoft must look beyond the PC
Wed, 27th Oct 2010
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Former Chief Software Architect says Microsoft must look beyond the PC if it's to remain the force it is today.
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Gates gives $20 million to improve education with tech
Tue, 12th Oct 2010
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Grants to be used to help improve education in the US through the use of technology.