When the nice but dim guy in your office reveals all the spoilers from Avengers: The Endgame publicly in the canteen.
2019 is shaping up to be a breakout year for tech IPOs.
The economy is strong, unemployment rates are low, and investor optimism is high with rising tech valuations. Airbnb, Slack, and Lyft could all go public within the next year, and despite its slowing growth, Uber is among the most anticipated offerings in years.
The demand for New York’s tech talent may be heating up.
Amazon is expected to announce the home of two new headquarters—one in northern Virginia and the other in New York City—before year-end, employing 25,000 people at each location. Still unconfirmed, Amazon’s news comes just days before rumblings that Google may also be planning a New York expansion.
In 1994, a computer science grad from Carnegie Mellon published a new project: A Linux distribution he dubbed “Red Hat.” Twenty-four years later, Marc Ewing’s project—and the business spun around it—has been bought by IBM for $34 billion, making it the largest software acquisition in history.
In 2014, Hong Kong saw protests against the downgrading of democracy in the Chinese-ruled territory. Many protesters came with yellow umbrellas which soon became a symbol of their agitation.