Charles Simonyi, head of Microsoft’s Intentional Programming team, gave Oxford University funds to establish a Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science with Richard Dawkins specifically in mind.
We might ask why would a powerful corporation like Microsoft pay a Atheistic Scientist like Richard Dawkins to promote his Science?
Evolutionary Theory claims that the talented animals naturally rise to dominate society and become its elite (Social Darwinism). Microsoft has become a dominant corporation therefore it deserves this position by nature. So Microsoft would promote the Scientists who say these things. Then of course we also have Bill Gates the very rich former owner of Microsoft who supposedly gives millions in charity and who promotes the feeding of the poor. I do not know the intentions of Bill Gates, but I suspect he is only promoting his company as most of these elites are followers of Thomas Malthus who said there are too many people in the world and we (the rich and powerful people) need to help reduce the human population, some of these people hate human beings and see them as nothing more than 'a virus'. Gates is probably not giving as much as it is claimed he gives, and the donations are never given free with no conditions tied.
Please note Corporations like Microsoft and Apple etc. did not rise to dominance through competition in a free market. They were mostly protected by their governments and they were given large sums of money by the US government (welfare to the rich). They were also given lucrative contracts by the American Military Industrial Complex, when the American government was involved in the Cold War and the War on Terror. So we see that War is a means of increasing the power of corporations.