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The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya

People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious child molester and human trafficker who also happened to be a billionaire philanthropist and managed to ...

What’s Bill Gates’ worst fear? Netflix’s new docuseries will try to figure him out

Next month, Netflix will release a three-part documentary series called “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,” in which Davis Guggenheim (director of “An Inconvenient Truth” and “He Named Me Malala”) aims to figure out what goes on inside the head of the world’s second-richest human. Netflix first announced the docuseries last week. Now they’ve released ...

Netflix’s ‘Inside Bill’s Brain’ looks at the history and controversy of Bill Gates

08.29.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Bill Gates has an ever-evolving reputation, and you might only recognize him for his most known accomplishment: the founder of Microsoft. Since the company's inception in 1975, Bill Gates has immersed himself in many different endeavors surroundi... ...

Citizen Ray: Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio is the wise uncle you wished you had

“I don’t want more success. I don’t want more money.” When most hedge fund managers say something like that to you, you’d be justified in suspecting that they’re giving you their carefully crafted Davos riff. Because unlike many Silicon Valley billionaires who believe (or sort of believe) in the transcendence of their mission, the motives ...

Go behind the curtain with Wall Street titan Ray Dalio

Today on Extra Crunch, TechCrunch fintech contributor Gregg Schoenberg went deep beneath the surface with an insider profile of investor Ray Dalio. While Dalio is certainly a celebrity in the world of financial services, some outside of Wall Street might need a quick refresher on Dalio, his career and his influence. Dalio built his reputation ...

Bill Gates on making “one of the greatest mistakes of all time”

At a recent event hosted for founders by the venture firm Village Global, one of its most prominent investors, Bill Gates, sat down with Eventbrite cofounder and CEO Julia Hartz to discuss founding a company and the tough decisions necessary at nearly every turn in order to create and sustain a thriving enterprise. As part ...

Bill Gates makes very random but very heartfelt video for BFF Warren Buffett

06.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Money is nice but friends are forever.  In case you didn't know, longtime friends and, um, fellow billionaires, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett do a lot of wholesome things together. Gates decided to commemorate these  moments in a video ... ...

Bill Gates, NEO, Gigafund backing Luminous in photonics supercomputer moonshot

Luminous Computing, a one-year-old startup, is aiming to build a photonics chip that will handle workloads needed for AI at the speed of light. It’s a moonshot and yet, the young company already has a number of high-profile investors willing to bet on the prospect. The company has raised $9 million in a seed round ...

Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. ...