SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is personally directing a team of stock traders, using $20 billion of cash raised by the company in asset sales, to “bet on daily moves in tech names including Alphabet, Amazon and Netflix,“ the Wall Street Journal reported. Earlier this year various outlets reported that SoftBank had made big stock bets on tech names but the Journal report suggests those bets...
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What a Brazilian Steakhouse Says About the Tech Economy
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.One of my favorite tech memes is the “We’re so back” post, the kind that pokes fun at the industry returning to the good old days of expensive perks and wine-soaked dinners.I had a real-life “We’re so back” moment this week when I attended a bacchanalian feast thrown by Bain Capital Ventures at Fogo de Chão in San Francisco. Bain Capital’s private equity arm...
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