Zuckerberg’s much-anticipated visit demonstrates a harsh reality for the region. Boston may call itself the Hub (of the universe, that is). But it’s more of a tongue-in-cheek moniker because everyone knows it isn’t so – certainly not in the tech world.
Boston area wants to figure out way to keep the next FacebookMark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, is returning to campus on Thursday to deliver a commencement address and finally get a degree – if only an honorary one. As the Facebook Inc. co-founder shares his wisdom, the Boston area is also trying to learn its own lesson from the Zuckerberg saga: how to get tech-minded students to stay put in the first place.
Boston/Princeton: The world’s richest people lost $35 billion on Wednesday when global equity markets were rocked by political turmoil in the US, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bill Gates, the world’s richest person with $86.8 billion, lost $1 billion as shares of Microsoft Corp., his largest holding, tumbled 2.8%, the most in almost a year. Amazon.com Inc. co-founder Jeff Bezos, who came within $4 billion of taking the top spot from Gates earlier this week, dropped to No.