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Bill Gates Starts Up Another Company

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Recent reports have everyone talking about Bill Gates’ new company. While most are sitting around speculating as to what Bill is up to now, the Wall Street Journal seems to think the blogosphere is making a mountain out of a mole hill.

First reported by TechFlash, the general consensus is that Bill Gates is up to something. Barely out of retirement, it would seem Gates is eager to get back in the entrepreneurial saddle. With dribs and drabs of information from the four corners of the net there’s actually quite a bit to go on.

Bill’s new venture, bgc3 LLC, is a registered trademark and has its own address in the form of an office near Bill Gate’s home. It has its own website (you can check it out here), which although quiet (for now), adds fuel to the brightly burning fire. The company has a federal trademark as a think-tank and is classified as covering scientific and technological services, industrial analysis and research, and design and development of computer hardware and software. ReadWriteWeb reports (citing TechFlashes Todd Bishop) that the small office near Gates’ home is filled with high-tech Microsoft paraphernalia, including one of the touch-screen tables used as a guest book. So if there’s a guest book there must be guest, right? Right.

The Wall Street Journal’s Business Technology Blog is currently trying to put rumors to rest regarding bgc3. The Journal reports that it paid a visit to Bill’s new office a little while back and says there’s nothing mysterious about it and that Bill’s new office is merely a place for him to work on all things Microsoft as well as focus on his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill can’t bring Microsoft stuff to the Foundation office, nor can he bring Foundation work to his Microsoft office. Having a neutral ground for Bill to work on whatever he wants, whenever he wants makes sense. But, as we all know, being Bill Gates you have a whole team of people who organize your day to day life. People who need to be paid. So, you set yourself up a legal entity to take care of that. All very plausible.

Of course, that begs the question why this new company has a website and a very pretty logo.

Related Links

Wall Street Journal: Business Technology: Inside Bill Gates’s Secret New “Business”
bgc3 website

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    thomasxstewart , October 23, 2008 5:47 PM
    Sir William is seeking More training. Guess Government still owes bit of years. 52 is too young to retire today, you should of done that half decade ago.
    Now 55 is Cool Year to retire. Nothing So Short & Sweet.

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    chaohsiangchen , October 23, 2008 5:52 PM
    Bill Gates Company the Third?
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    captaincharisma , October 23, 2008 5:54 PM
    at least he still is smart. opens the company after he gets the trademark for it unlike some start-up companies now.
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    timaahhh , October 23, 2008 6:00 PM
    I see the C3 in the logo I need help seeing the bg
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    the_one111 , October 23, 2008 6:02 PM
    "development of comuter hardware and software."?

    This means MS is going to start makinng graphics cards??!?!??! YES!

    lol.. if only.
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    the_one111 , October 23, 2008 6:02 PM
    *computer, sorry for my spelling.*
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2008 6:29 PM
    Have the Dot-Coms of the 90s taught you nothing? Of course, everyone has to have a pretty website and logo...even if you are selling nothing!
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    gamerk316 , October 23, 2008 6:59 PM
    ...if he can't bring microsoft stuff...does that mean he's using a Mac?
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2008 7:34 PM
    "Of course, that begs the question why this new company has a website and a very pretty logo."

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    DjEaZy , October 23, 2008 7:46 PM
    ... its CodeMasters logo... just played GRiD... in tha start video...
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    kelfen , October 23, 2008 8:10 PM
    Well if he does get in the graphics card industry whoa! That would bring big compitition. :) 
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    zak_mckraken , October 23, 2008 8:12 PM
    Yes, it's definitely Codemaster's logo, albeit not in 3D and slightly inclined.

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    kansur0 , October 23, 2008 9:07 PM
    I think he needs some write offs. I just wish I could have gotten the gig to design that logo. How much do you think he paid to get that done? $20,000? $30,000? I bet I am close.
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    Anonymous , October 23, 2008 9:40 PM
    The logo is sooo.... 1977!
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    DjEaZy , October 24, 2008 9:21 AM
    ... so CodeMaster's!!! It's time to milk Bill Gates for copying... in tha past Steve Jobs got 150mil out of it... ok this iz just a logo, but then it waz a whole OS... but there iz many lawsuits about smaller things...
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