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President Obama, Bill Gates Pay Tribute to Steve Jobs

Originally posted 10/06/2011 08:00AM

The death of Steve Jobs has spurred reactions from around the globe, from customers to world leaders praising his genius and mourning his loss.

Among those paying tribute is President Barack Obama, who issued a statement shortly after Jobs's death, from pancreatic cancer, was announced Wednesday.

"Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs," Obama said. "Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. … By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun."

Obama added: "Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world."

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Kelly Clarkson, LeBron James to 'Get Schooled' Across TV

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Kelly Clarkson, LeBron James to 'Get Schooled' Across TV

Originally posted 08/14/2009 12:00PM

Kelly Clarkson and NBA supertstar LeBron James are teaming to promote education in a new special, Get Schooled: You Have the Right, documenting how the behind-the-scenes professionals who work with the stars became who they are today.

The special, which will air simultaneously Sept. 8 (8 p.m. ET) on BET, MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Spike TV and Nickelodeon, will include flashbacks and new footage as it focuses on the educational moments that helped Clarkson's music director Jason Halbert and Latesha Williams, who works on James's marketing team, achieve their levels of success.

"Lots of young people run into problems beyond their control, like finances, that keep them from pursuing their education," Clarkson, 27, said in a statement. "At that point, it's easy to give up. But I believe it's important to continue to work hard and learn from everyone and everything around you."

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Facebook Founder Youngest Billionaire on the Planet

Facebook Founder Youngest Billionaire on the Planet

Originally posted 03/05/2008 06:35PM

Investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates still lead the pack when it comes to being well-heeled, but in terms of new riches, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a force to be reckoned with.

Worth $1.5 billion, the 23-year-old debuts on this year's Forbes magazine's list of the World's Billionaires – where he is ranked 785th.

First- and third-ranked Buffett and Gates (who held the top spot for the previous 13 years running) have fortunes valued at $62 billion and $58 billion, respectively. No. 2 on the list, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, has $60 billion, says Forbes.

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Bono, The Gateses 'Persons of the Year'

Bono, The Gateses 'Persons of the Year'

Originally posted 12/19/2005 08:00AM

Time magazine named Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates its "Persons of the Year," citing the U2 rocker's and the Microsoft founder and his wife's charitable work and activism aimed at reducing global poverty and improving world health.

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Jamie Foxx Scores Top TiVo Oscar Moment

Jamie Foxx Scores Top TiVo Oscar Moment

Originally posted 03/02/2005 08:40AM

COUNTED: Jamie Foxx's passionate recollection of his late grandmother during his Best Actor acceptance speech for Ray was the Oscar moment most replayed by TiVo digital video recorder customers, the company announced, basing its sample on 10,000 anonymous TiVo households. The second most-popular TiVo moment was Clint Eastwood's Best Picture win for Million Dollar Baby. Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet proved the big TiVo stars of ABC's pre-Oscar show. Blanchett's arrival in a yellow Valentino gown was the most replayed red-carpet moment, followed by Winslet's entrance in a blue Badgley Mischka dress.

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NEWS BRIEFS: P. Diddy Back in Court

Originally posted 01/26/2004 01:00PM

DEFENDED: Jury selection begins in Manhattan Monday for a $3 million lawsuit against Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, 34, filed by his former chauffeur, Wardel Fenderson, 45, according to published reports. Fenderson contends he was forced by the music mogul and his bodyguards to speed away from a Times Square nightclub on Dec. 27, 1999, ignoring police orders to stop after a shooting took place. Combs, who was cleared of weapons charges in the case, is expected to take the stand in the suit, and his companion at the time, Jennifer Lopez, reportedly has been subpoenaed.

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Sniper Arrests Upstage Gates Gathering

Originally posted 10/24/2002 11:00AM

Bill Gates, upstaged? Lenny Kravitz, likewise?

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Movie Mocks, Then Kills Bill Gates

Originally posted 01/02/2002 01:05PM

A filmmaker who co-wrote the Off Broadway hit "Bat Boy: The Musical" now focuses on the Microsoft CEO, whom he blows off in a movie.

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Gates Fund Grants a Million

Originally posted 11/28/1997 12:00AM

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Gates Beaten -- At Last

Originally posted 11/07/1997 12:00AM

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