Freddie Figgers is a computer programmer, inventor, and an African American Entrepreneur.
He is the founder of Figgers Communication and has four patents in his name. Figgers lives in Coral Gates but was born in Quincy, Florida on September 26, 1989. Freddie as a newborn was left at the dumpster by his mother. Nathan and Betty Figgers then adopted him.To help his father with the Alziemers disease, Freddie built a shoe with a GPS tracker with two-way communication. When he was 15 years old, Freddie started a cloud computing services company. At the age of 16 years, Freddie started Figgers Communication. By the time Freddie was 24, he had 80 custom software programs built, designed and executed.
Freddie has four patents, including the Figgers F1 Phone. Figgers also has a license spectrum band from FCC. Figgers is involved in his Florida community by sponsoring youth programs, paying senior citizens bills and helping to bail for homes in foreclosure, as well as offering college scholarships to area high school seniors.
Bill Gates reflects on six important moments from his life and career, from teaching students to program in high school to his relationships with Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, and Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, who passed away on October 15.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring within the next 12 months. With this retirement comes a huge cash out of Microsoft stock. SPCapitalIQ says that Ballmer owns 333 million shares of Microsoft stock. If he is to exercise this options he’ll net a cool $840 million.
A rare Apple 1 computer — among the first ever produced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak’s one-time tech startup — has sold at auction for nearly $400,000.
The piece of computing history, hand-built in the garage of Jobs’ parents way back in 1976, went for $387,750 in an online-only Christie’s auction. The device was reportedly sold by a retired school psychologist from California, and bought by an Italian collectors’ club.