Feeds

Bill Gates luvs Sir David Frost (true)

Let's play softball

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Bill Gates duly trooped on to Sir David Frost's BBC1 breakfast TV show yesterday, where he signalled his intention to bid with Richard Branson for the rights to run the UK Lottery. Yesterday saw the chums in good form. Gates was given the chance to make a point about the need for cutting-edge technology, complaining that "lottery terminals in the past have not used PC technology". So there was no way of leveraging what's going on with the Internet. "It's very right to say: isn't there an approach that can cost a lot less money and can be a richer experience for those that want to use it, and that's part of the vision?", Gates said. Sir David is a favourite interviewer for Bill Gates. He also has (or has had) a minor commercial relationship with Microsoft. For example, he chaired the meeting when loss-making Bloomsbury Publishing tried to cheer up its shareholders by announcing the deal with Microsoft to produce the Encarta dictionary. After the meeting, he confided to us that he would be doing a number of ventures with Microsoft. We stress that this is entirely proper: leading heavyweight news presenters Jeremy Paxman and John Humphries also preside over the occasional corporate functions. ® Related stories Gates promises enriching experience for UK lottery Gates trails antitrust deal -- but is he stalling again?

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.