Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018.
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When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Amazon has lifted its lowest pay rate to US$15 an hour.
Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are becoming bigger donors.
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The US$2 billion that the Amazon founder and his wife are donating to help the homeless and educate young kids may appear selfless. But this money may also soften calls to raise taxes on the rich.
A homeless man in Times Square.
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With such an enormous challenge, where would it make sense to start? We looked into our archives for stories on what it would take to eradicate homelessness in the US today.
Houston we have a surfeit.
Iridium's latest launch brings its next-generation satellite network close to completion. But will it be put to the sword by a whole set of smaller rivals?
Jeff Bezos plans to charge US$200,000-300,000 for a trip to outer space. And it's going to cost him an astronomical amount of money.
Amazon founder Jeff Besos.
How Jeff Bezos is plotting to take over the world -- and why Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce could be a threat to innovation.
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world.
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There are about 2,000 billionaires in the world, controlling over $7.6 trillion. How does that compare to the income of an average American?
Private companies are increasingly challenging national space agencies in a new space race, which comes with great opportunities but also huge risks.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
An expert in the charity sector responds to Jeff Bezos's request for advice on how to give his money away.
Jeff Bezos (right), now the world’s second-richest person, is charting a different course for his philanthropy than Bill Gates (left), the richest, and Warren Buffett (center), who has fallen to third place.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant device is coming to the UK and bringing smart homes with it.
Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff drives his vehicle called “Arma de Instruccion Masiva” (weapon of mass instruction) through Buenos Aries. What is Australia doing to protect its publishing industry?
Books contain ideas. They enable minds to shine. Our publishing industry is under pressure on many fronts – yet cultural matters seem of little significance to the federal government.
Space is now big business. But is that good – or bad – news for NASA?
Amabots at work.
Reuters / Robert Galbraith
Is the recent exposé of the harsh working conditions at Amazon all that surprising?
And the birthday presents have arrived.
The company is hardly the evil megalomaniac that many have depicted: it's actually been very good for the book industry.
Liberal education is valuable for developing critical thinking skills.
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Liberal learning is in crisis and the onus is now on its proponents to show how it is relevant to students’ personal, professional and political lives.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has told e-book customers to email publisher Hachette to protest against “illegal” price collusion.
In what is fast becoming a regular negotiating tactic, Amazon has halted pre-orders of DVDs and Blue-Ray discs of some Disney movies. This includes titles such as “Maleficent,” and “Captain America: The…