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Alibaba’s blockbuster $25 billion stock offering has made Jack Ma the wealthiest man in China, according to a new survey, as investor enthusiasm for Chinese technology names enriches a new generation of Internet moguls.
Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, and his family have a net worth of about $25 billion following last week’s initial public offering.
The shift reflects a flood of dollars into China’s rapidly growing Internet sector, as investors bet on firms such as Alibaba growing at a fast clip at home and becoming more globally competitive. China has seen a record 15 Internet IPOs so far this year.
Groups of young people are defying death as part of the new “skywalking” trend sweeping Russia. They are illegally climbing buildings around the world to take the most incredible shots of cities from vantages rarely seen.
Vitaliy Raskalov is taking us on a heart-pounding and one-of-a-kind experience while scaling the tallest building in China – the Shanghai Tower (click on photo to enlarge)
College-age students love coffee; ok, we know that. However, the latest survey data from the NPD group, which tracks trends in what Americans eat and drink, finds that 18- to 24-year-olds are increasingly turning to coffee, rather than caffeinated sodas, as their pick-me-up of choice. And not just any coffee—they want the fancy stuff. This is where Starbucks come into play.
College campuses might have been among the few remaining places to escape the shadow of Starbucks. There are roughly 11,500 Starbucks outlets in the U.S., but only about 300 of them are on U.S. campuses. That is about to change as Starbucks have come up with an idea to deliver coffee from food trucks. Why trucks? They can travel around with students throughout the day, meeting students’ caffeine needs wherever they pop up.
The cafe chain is testing trucks on three college campuses while trying to find new store formats beyond the typical retail outlet.