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… Amazon and Ebay have been dominating the online shopping marketplace for many years, but Alibaba, a comparably young tech giant from China, is swimming in profits and continues to heat up. Alibaba now has the biggest IPO of all time. But let’s start at the beginning. Alibaba Group was funded by Jack Ma in his small apartment in Hangzhou 15…
… Angeles, for numerous breakthrough contributions to harmonic analysis, combinatorics, partial differential equations and analytic number theory. Richard Taylor, Institute for Advanced Study, for numerous breakthrough results in the theory of automorphic forms, including the Taniyama-Weil conjecture, the local Langlands conjecture for general linear…
I’m easing back into this weekly Else column, or put another way, I missed last week’s Else due to preparations for NewCo SF, which I’m proud to say was a huge success. This week is Detroit, then New York, London, Boulder, LA, Palo Alto, but I get ahead of myself. For today, I’ll just focus on the best stories of the past 14 or so days.