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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer holds two Windows phones as he speaks during the keynote address during the Microsoft Build Conference on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Investors Cheer’ As Microsoft CEO Will Retire Within Next 12 Months

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world’s largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.

08/23/2013

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More Gates Dollars To Jump Start Charter School Program

With the opening of Washington’s first charter school likely 15 months away, more dollars from Seattle’s tech economy are flowing toward groups that want to change the way the state thinks about public schools.

CBS Seattle–05/28/2013

Bill Gates speaks to Parliament on May 28, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. (credit: Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Pleas With Australia To Boost Foreign Aid

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is urging Australia to boost foreign aid following the country’s announcement that it was delaying a pledge to increase overseas aid spending.

05/28/2013

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Washington Becomes 42nd State to Allow Charter Schools

Washington voters have narrowly approved an initiative that clears the way for up to 40 charter schools to be opened in the state over the next five years.

11/12/2012

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Big Names And Big Money Define This Year’s Elections

This has been the year of big names and big money for Washington’s election. A record $157 million has poured into state-level races, including funds from Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Rick Steves and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

11/05/2012

Bill Gates leaves the G20 Summit on Nov. 3, 2011 in Cannes, France. (credit: Kerim Okten-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Gives $500K To Gay Marriage Cause

Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold the state’s gay marriage law.

CBS Seattle–10/23/2012

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Opinion: Don’t Let Obama Convince You That American Success Is Bad

During the current election campaign, for the first time in American history, President Barack Obama and the “left” have made success in America to be negative.

10/22/2012

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen Donate Money for Charter School Initiative

The campaign to bring charter schools to Washington raised nearly $5 million in cash contributions during the past six weeks, including donations from Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

10/17/2012

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Pro Charter School TV Ads to Start Running Friday

The group promoting an initiative that would bring charter schools to Washington began running its first TV ad in the state on Friday.

10/12/2012

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Bill Gates Says New Windows 8 System ‘Very Exciting’

Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called the new Windows 8 operating system scheduled for release next month “a very exciting new product” and “a very big deal” for the world’s largest software maker.

09/27/2012

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