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Bill Gates addresses coronavirus fears and hopes in AMA

Bill Gates, newly free from his role on the Microsoft board, has taken to Reddit to answer the community’s questions about the pandemic, the government response, and what the world can do to be better prepared. Always candid but never cynical, Gates gives some heartening but realistic advice. Worth noting at the outset is that ...

Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek

Memphis Meats, a developer of technologies to manufacture meat, seafood and poultry from animal cells, has raised $161 million in financing from investors, including Softbank Group, Norwest and Temasek, the investment fund backed by the government of Singapore. The investment brings the company’s total financing to $180 million. Previous investors include individual and institutional investors ...

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to decarbonize some of the world’s most carbon intensive industries. For Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab and brains behind the excursion, ...

A rich white guy reclaimed his ‘richest person’ title, but we all still lose

11.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The two-way race for which white tech man has the most unfathomable amount of money seesawed again on Friday.  Jeff Bezos has led the pack for most of 2019 as the richest rich guy, with about $110 billion in the bank. Nipping at his sumptuously ... ...

Convoy raises $400 million to expand its on-demand trucking platform

Convoy, the digital freight network that connects truckers with shippers, has raised $400 million in a Series D funding round as it aims to scale its business amid an increasingly competitive market. The funding round brings Convoy’s post-money valuation to $2.75 billion. The round was co-led by Generation Investment Management and previous Convoy investor T. ...

Bill Gates just accidentally proved that even “unsuccessful” antitrust enforcement works

In 1992, the Federal Trade Commission opened an antitrust investigation against Microsoft; in 2001, the company settled the claims, making a slate of pro-competitive promises that were widely derided as too little, too late.

The common account of the Microsoft antitrust inquiry is that the US government spent a decade in court and came away ...

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 ...