Bill Gates takes the stage at Live8

From Silicon.com

Microsoft boss wows the Hyde Park crowd…

Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates made a surprise appearance at the Live8 concert in London’s Hyde Park today to urge world leaders to do more to ease the problem of Africa’s crippling debt and extreme poverty.

Gates’ presence on a stage shared with the likes of Elton John, REM and Coldplay may have seemed out of place to some but he was also in the presence of famous friends and fellow humanitarians such as U2 singer Bono.

Gates was introduced to the crowd by Live8 founder Bob Geldof who praised the charitable work of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and hailed the software tycoon as the world’s most important philanthropist.

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I don’t see anything strange or fascinating about Bill Gates at Live8, since we use his company’s technologies everyday, whether its listening to music, productivity work or surfing the web, we are connected to him in some way. Most important of all is his philanthropy through the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation which seeks to eliminate the biggest problems around the world today in terms of lack of medicine, food and terminating poverty in the developing and third-world countries. So Live8 is really a big part of what Bill Gates is all about.

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10 responses to “Bill Gates takes the stage at Live8

  1. Overdo

    Would anybody else from the tech industry have had the same effect on the crowd? I doubt it somehow.

  2. Andre

    Larry Ellison would try to sell the benefits of Oracle E-Business Suite to the crowd. 😉

  3. Overdo

    Steve Jobs would… ermm lets not go there.

  4. Unknown

    This is to bring to your kind notice as you are a kind hearted and dedicated person to do some thing to society, being a blessed human. Sir/ madam, we are indians who are pursuing Ph.D in India. You may feel very uncomfortable if we say that we are living in a society where some people are cursed by poverty,ill health etc., but we are forwarding a few pathetic situations prevailing in Nalgonda district of Andhra pradesh, India, where they are dying before 50 or living like grandparents at the age of 30. many a times Government promised to crub this promise but they were left like writtings on water.Nearly twenty thousand flour sis victims in Nalgonda district are not actually Stabbed by the fate, but betrayed by the unmindful rulers and blind governmental Agencies.In Nalgonda District nearly ten lakh people are living on the verge of death due to an over dose of fluorine in the drinking water which causes a dreadful Disease by name "Flourosis". This is indeed a curse to the people of the district.Five hundred villages in the district are gripped by flourosis. Among which one hundred and sixty five to a severe extent. This disease is more prevalent in areas where the underground water resources are tapped and pumped out through pipes. Such water contains fluorine which gets dissolved in it and when people take it they get flourosis.\’Reservoir Based Disease\’ is another name for this disease.In the year 1945, it got spread to many areas of hyderabad district. Fluorine is essential for the dental and skeletal strength, but it should be only 1 p.p.m.(Parts per million) in the drinking water, according to the WHO. But where as in Nalgonda district where flourosis is prevalent, the flourine content in the water is 10 p.pm. Today even in new areas of Deverakonda, Flourosis is playing havoc.It ishearteningg to see people becoming \’OLD\’ even at the age of thirty.As their limbs become bow shaped , They need the support of a stick to walk.If the master of a house gents this decease one can imagine the sad plight of the family.If pregnant women happen to get this.The child in the womb will also not be spared of flourosis.It is indeed a sad state of affairs that the central and state governments are not seriously viewing at this ethnic problem, while this decease is finding a room even in some foreignsciencee journals.Please go thru this site to see some heartburning photos about the victimshttp://www.nalgonda.org/flourosis.phpthanks for spending some time, In this regard we request you to take some responsibility to solve this problem, kindly don\’t go with the goverment as it may take years to do that or may not be solved at all.sincerely yoursMadhusudan reddy and Harishkumar Reddy

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