• Bill Gates-backed vaccine maker CureVac shares nearly triple in Nasdaq debut

    Bill Gates-backed vaccine maker CureVac shares nearly triple in Nasdaq debut

    Shares of German biotechnology firm CureVac nearly tripled in their Nasdaq debut Friday, marking the first stock market debut of a company developing a potential vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus. The stock opened at $44 per share, up from the initial public offering price of $16 per share. CureVac, backed by Microsoft founder and …
  • Elon Musk tweets that he and Bill Gates are not ‘lovers’

    Elon Musk tweets that he and Bill Gates are not ‘lovers’

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a broadside from Bill Gates by tweeting “Billy G is not my lover,” and “The rumor that Bill Gates & I are lovers is completely untrue.” The late-Wednesday quip came after a Twitter user alerted him to a CNBC interview in which the 64-year-old Microsoft co-founder took issue with Musk’s …
  • Elon Musk keeps climbing list of world’s wealthiest people

    Elon Musk keeps climbing list of world’s wealthiest people

    That’s some pay raise. Tesla CEO Elon Musk added a whopping $5 billion to his net worth on Monday thanks to Tesla’s never-ending stock rally, allowing him to finish the day as the fifth-richest person in the world with a net worth of $74.2 billion. Musk, who as recently as a few weeks ago was …
  • Bill Gates warns that COVID-19 infection rates will hit another wave in the fall when temperatures cool

    Bill Gates warns that COVID-19 infection rates will hit another wave in the fall when temperatures cool

    Bill Gates is warning that the US is still “very much in the thick of things” when it comes to COVID-19. And he believes that, given that many people refuse to wear masks and practice social distancing, that we are heading for another big round of infections in the fall. “Better treatment is reducing the …
  • FBI reportedly probing massive Twitter hack, bitcoin scam

    FBI reportedly probing massive Twitter hack, bitcoin scam

    The FBI is reportedly investigating a major Twitter hack and bitcoin scam that compromised the accounts of big business and political figures including Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Barack Obama. The bureau is looking into the hack — which was reportedly carried out with the help of a Twitter insider — to see …
  • Gov. Cuomo orders full investigation into massive Twitter hack

    Gov. Cuomo orders full investigation into massive Twitter hack

    New York is launching a “full investigation” into the massive Twitter hack that targeted big names including Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. The probe will be run through the state’s Department of Financial Services. “Foreign interference remains a grave threat to our democracy and New York will continue …
  • Joe Biden, Elon Musk, other Twitter accounts hawk bitcoin in apparent hack

    Joe Biden, Elon Musk, other Twitter accounts hawk bitcoin in apparent hack

    Over a dozen high-profile Twitter accounts, including Joe Biden and Elon Musk, appear to have been hacked on Wednesday as part of an apparent scam that promised free bitcoins to tens of millions of users. “Feeling greatful, doubling all payments sent to my BTC address!,” read the a since-deleted tweet on Musk’s account, which misspelled …
  • Microsoft to permanently close most of its physical stores

    Microsoft to permanently close most of its physical stores

    Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant, co-founded by now-philanthropist Bill Gates, had to temporarily close stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to its website, Microsoft has 83 stores worldwide, including 72 stores in …
  • COVID-19 make billionaire richer

    COVID-19 make billionaire richer

    Thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns, America’s middle class may be suffering — American small business owners may be gasping for last breaths, limping on last legs — but the billionaire class is making out like a bandit. “America’s billionaires saw their wealth increase by 20%, or $584 billion, roughly since the beginning of the pandemic,” according …
  • AstraZeneca doubles coronavirus vaccine production capacity

    AstraZeneca doubles coronavirus vaccine production capacity

    British drugmaker AstraZeneca has doubled manufacturing capacity for its potential coronavirus vaccine to 2 billion doses in a handful of deals involving Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates that guarantee early supply to lower-income countries. The deals with epidemic response group CEPI and vaccine alliance GAVI are backed by the World Health Organization and aim to quell …