Gates’ New Venture?

So, how many people thought Bill Gates would really ‘retire’? bgC3 is described as a ‘think tank’ and could simply be a way for Mr. Gates to stay involved in the development of technology.  Think tanks do have a way of spinning off new companies of which Gates could simply be an investor or the whole operation could be a disguise fora new venture.  If so, is there a first right of refusal for MSFT on any new technology in exchange for funding? That’s about all we have at this point; questions and speculation.  Here are a couple announcements if you’re interested,

Tech Flash

Crunch Gear

In the spirit of the season, perhaps we should have a poll 🙂