Feeds

Bill Gates luvs Sir David Frost (true)

Let's play softball

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

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?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.