In 1981, Masayoshi Son founded SoftBank Group, and by the peak of the dot-com bubble, his net worth was surging by billions a week. He’d become one of the earliest investors in Yahoo, bet $20 million on Alibaba, and invested in about 800 other startups at the time. Today, he’s still Japan’s richest man.
Today marks the launch of GDPR, the Europe-wide data protection legislation which gives more power to the individual about how their data is used, gathered, treated and stored by public and private corporations. As someone who works a great deal with customer data, this is something I’ve been prepared for for a while. My inbox meanwhile, is groaning from all the GDPR compliance emails from companies I never realised I had any dealings with XD
In 2015, there were two instances of hundreds of dollars’ worth of banknotes mysteriously blown through the streets, in Kuwait and Dubai. The appearance of so much cash sparked free for alls among passers-by and drivers, news outlets reported.
In 2008, Nintendo launched a version of the DS games console that could print American dollars. However the Federal Reserve made sure the prototype never saw the light of day. Gotta protect the money monopoly (not Monopoly money) nahmean!