Bill Gates says a deadly flu epidemic is one of the biggest threats to humanity. It could kill nearly 33 million people in 6 months.

JP Yim / Getty Bill Gates released his annual “What I learned at work this year” letter, which reflects on the issues of the past year and predicts what may happen in the upcoming 12 months.  In his 2018 edition, the Microsoft founder shared what he believes will be the next epidemic: the flu.  “If […]

Burning Man entry wait times reportedly hit 10 hours after dust storms forced organizers to close the gates

Jim Bourg/Reuters Thousands of people arrived in Black Rock City, Nevada, over the weekend for Burning Man, which officially began on Sunday. Dust storms caused dangerous driving conditions that day, prompting a three-hour closure of city gates. Wait times peaked around 10 hours and were still six to seven hours-long on Monday morning. During the […]

Man rams car into Russian consulate gates in Cyprus, attempts to storm building

An attacker has rammed the gates of the Honorary Russian Consulate in the Cypriot city of Limassol and then attempted to break into the building, TASS reports. The man was detained by the consulate’s security and handed over to the police, who so far are not treating the incident as a terrorist act. There were […]

New report details extensive financial ties between Rick Gates and a top Republican fundraiser

AP Photo/Susan Walsh Elliott Broidy, a top Republican fundraiser, reportedly paid Rick Gates, the former deputy chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, at least $ 125,000 for advice and business insight. Gates was indicted in October as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The information […]

Dutch drivers enter the futuristic ‘Gates of Light’

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CRYPTO INSIDER: ‘Put your money where your mouth is,” Winklevoss twin tell Bill Gates

Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Tyler Winklevoss, the cofounder of crypto exchange Gemini, is telling Bill Gates to put his money where his mouth is after the billionaire said he would […]

Roger Federer and Bill Gates ready to team up for epic tennis doubles match

Federer will return to court for the first time since his Rotterdam Open success last month for the Match For Africa 5: Silicon Valley charity event on Tuesday. The Swiss star will play a three-set singles match against Sock before a one-set doubles match with Microsoft co-owner Bill Gates. NBC Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie […]

Bill Gates says cryptocurrencies have “caused deaths in a fairly direct way”

Enlarge / Bill Gates answering questions on Reddit in 2013. (credit: Bill Gates) Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation progenitor Bill Gates is not a fan of cryptocurrencies. In a Reddit AMA yesterday, he posited that crypto subverts governments’ abilities to intercept terrorist funding, illegal drug transactions, and more. Redditor Askur1337 asked Gates, “Whats […]

Cryptocurrencies are killing people – Bill Gates

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has expressed major reservations about cryptocurrencies, warning that due to their use in the purchase of illegal dangerous drugs, crypto is actually killing people “in a fairly direct way.” During a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Tuesday – his sixth on the forum – Gates discussed various issues, from quantum […]