Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC, submitted by jello
Apple So, how serious is the legal battle between Apple and the various Android phone makers, really? Surely, it's just logical business sense that's behind it, right? Calculated, well-planned precision strikes designed to hurt Android where simply making better, more innovative products isn't enough? Well, no, not really. We already knew Steve Jobs took this personal - now we know just how personal.
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First off, some research on malaria vaccines is funded in part by Bill Gates' foundation. Stretching that to assign the eradication of the disease with Bill Gates himself is a magnificent leap IMO.

Rockefeller and Carnegie are two names associated with unmitigated greed, corruption, and power.

Getting your history from press releases from the interested parties provides a very flawed and partial vision. FYI.

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1. Scientists can't do research without funding. The Gates Foundation is the largest single source of funding for malaria eradication. Bill Gates has stated on a number of occasions that the total elimination of malaria is his primary goal. He has raised the profile of malaria research so that that funding has increased 15-fold in less than a decade.

2. Rockefeller University, Carnegie-Mellon university etc.

There would have been no Renaissance if it wasn't for the "evil" Borgias, Medecis etc.

Don't let a few inconvenient facts get in the road of your anti-capitalist rant.

Edited 2011-10-22 10:33 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:

Rockefeller are on the sidelines of history and Steve will be there too. He's already going there like a bullet. Do you know who T J Watson was? And it's only 60 years after his death.

And who the hell is Carnegie? I though it was the town CMU is in.

For all the biggest names in the 19th century, we only remember one businessman - Nobel. Brits will probably add Brunel.

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