Gates and Microsoft
William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the
worldwide leader in softwares. Microsoft had revenues of US$39.79
billion for the fiscal year ending June 2005, and employs more than
61,000 people in 102 countries and regions. On June 15, 2006, Microsoft
announced that effective July 2008 Gates will transition out of
a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global
health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Upon a Time... Google Was Born
According to Google lore, company founders Larry Page and Sergey
Brin were not terribly fond of each other when they first met as
Stanford University graduate students in computer science in 1995.
Larry was a 24-year-old University of Michigan alumnus on a weekend
visit; Sergey, 23, was among a group of students assigned to show
him around. They argued about every topic they discussed. Their
strong opinions and divergent viewpoints would eventually find common
ground in a unique approach to solving one of computing's biggest
challenges: retrieving relevant information from a massive set of
America's 400 Richest Are All Billionaires
This year for the first time, everyone on Forbes magazine's annual
list of the 400 richest Americans is a billionaire. Microsoft founder
Bill Gates tops the roster with a net worth of $53 billion. His
business partner Paul Allen ranked 5th with $16 billion. Investments
expert Warren Buffett follows with $48 billion, though that will
soon go down. Earlier this year, Buffett promised to give $37 billion
to charity, most of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bakery Awarded the Modern
Tadin Herb Co. was founded in 1982 as an importer and wholesaler
of natural, medicinal and aromatic herbs from around the world.
Today, Tadin boasts four major divisions that cover the whole
spectrum of the herbal remedies industry and beyond.
Baking's 2005 Retail Bakery of the Year
Porto's Bakery, a Southern California icon in the baking industry,
has been awarded the Modern Baking's 2005 Retail Bakery of the Year
for its excellence in product quality, marketing, merchandising,
profitability, management, training and industry service.
Americas United Bank, a New Hispanic
Bank "in Organization"
Americas United Bank (AUB), In Organization, has received its conditional
approval from the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) to
"organize" the bank subject to various conditions which
include a succesful stock offering. The bank will be centrally located
in the city of Glendale, California.