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Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates supports taxing the use of robots to slow the spread of automation and to finance other employment   —  Robots are taking human jobs.  But Bill Gates believes that governments should tax companies' use of them, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.
Feb 17, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Bill Gates to lead $1B 20-year duration fund to fight climate change in energy, transport, agriculture, other industries; directors include Ma, Doerr, Khosla   —  Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.
Dec 11, 2016, 10:00 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
AllThingsD founders are in talks to value their new venture at up to $40 million   —  Preparing to part ways with News Corp, the founders of All Things Digital are looking for investments to reboot their technology news site and events business under a new name, sources say.
Sep 20, 2013, 1:30 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
Eric Schmidt's daughter's inside account of their visit to North Korea   —  Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's daughter Sophie has posted a lengthy account with photos of their recent trip to North Korea.  She describes deep government control of the nine-person delegation's visit …
Jan 20, 2013, 4:35 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Push to Sell Ads On YouTube Hits Snags   —  Video Site Is Key To Diversification; The Lawsuit Factor  —  Wringing ad revenue from YouTube is proving to be a challenge for Google Inc.  —  Although users of the popular video-sharing site view clips more than one billion times on most days …
Jul 9, 2008, 3:40 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Holders Turn Up Heat After Microsoft Deal Talks Fail   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry Yang Monday had to tangle with some big shareholders who were displeased that he didn't reach a deal to sell his company to Microsoft Corp. at a sweetened price.
May 5, 2008, 9:05 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
ComScore Shares Slip 8% After Google Announcement   —  SAN FRANCISCO—Shares in research firm comScore Inc. fell more than 8% in after-hours trading following Google Inc.'s announcement of search advertising data that differed from comScore's estimates.  —  Reporting earnings …
Apr 18, 2008, 10:35 AMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Legg Mason Wades Into the Yahoo Fray   —  Manager Says Shareholder Would Back Independence If Microsoft Lowers Its Bid  —  A major Yahoo Inc. shareholder said Microsoft Corp. “blundered” last weekend by threatening a hostile Yahoo takeover at a lower price.
Apr 9, 2008, 1:40 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Bid in FCC Spectrum Auction   —  Google Inc. announced Friday that it will apply to bid for wireless spectrum in a January Federal Communications Commission auction.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., Internet company had previously said it would probably bid for spectrum …
Nov 30, 2007, 12:25 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Adds Service   —  Yahoo Inc. is launching a social-networking service designed to help college students get career help, an offering created by a young Yahoo unit charged with advancing product innovation.  —  The Sunnyvale, Calif., company today is releasing Kickstart …
Nov 5, 2007, 2:10 PMIn context

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