Japanese dealmaker plans to raise $100 billion fund every few years to invest in tech startups

An all-out blitz on the heart of Silicon Valley venture capital, Sand Hill Road.

Japanese dealmaker plans to raise $100 billion fund every few years to invest in tech startups

By Bloomberg Businessweek Two years ago, Masayoshi Son, chief executive officer of SoftBank, sat in a Gulfstream jet high above the Arabian Gulf, en route to meet with potential investors in a new fund that would invest in technology startups. He was going through his presentation with Rajeev Misra, a key lieutenant, when something stopped him. […]

Trump’s erratic trade war undermines US exports

"Retaliatory tariffs from our trading partners will be soon be imposed on an estimated $1.8 billion worth of Washington exports, including more than $1 billion in agricultural products, according to the Washington State Department of Commerce." - Gov. Jay Inslee

Trump’s erratic trade war undermines US exports

By Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Published 10 July 2018  CNBC.com Washington state consistently ranks as one of the best states to do business. Our state has shown that it is possible to grow your economy while investing in workers and protecting the things that make our state the most beautiful place to live and work. […]

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

It had revenue of $1.72 billion in its fiscal year ended February 2018.

The Company Making Billions Off China’s Worried Parents

By Bloomberg Businessweek TAL’s initials stand for Tomorrow Advancing Life, a none-too-subtle nod to one of the biggest anxieties of middle-class families in the test-based world of Chinese education. Combining in-person coaching and online instruction that lets teachers lecture across the country to multiple classrooms equipped with large video monitors, TAL expects this year to […]

Travel diaries reveal Einstein’s racist views

He uses particularly derogatory language to describe Chinese people, calling them "spiritless" and "obtuse."

Travel diaries reveal Einstein’s racist views

By Jessica Spitz, NBC News A journal kept by Albert Einstein throughout his travels in the Far East, recently published by Princeton University Press, reveals xenophobic and racist attitudes that stand in stark contrast to the physicist’s legacy as a humanitarian and outspoken proponent of civil rights. This is the first time that the diary, […]