After six years of preparations, Odzala Wilderness Camps launched last August as the first luxury-safari operation in the Congo basin. The lodging consists of two compounds in different sectors of the 13,600-square kilometer (5,250-square-mile) Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo, Bloomberg Pursuits will report in its Spring issue.
An ad from 1957 shows a family playing dominoes in a bubble-top car as it cruises down an six-lane divided highway, its steering wheel pointedly unattended. “One day your car may speed along an electric super- highway, its speed and steering automatically controlled by electronic devices embedded in the road,” reads the copy. “Highways will be made safe -- by electricity! No traffic jams ... no collisions ... no driver fatigue.”
When SAP AG changed leadership in 2010, the software maker had just been through its first major job cuts in 38 years, clients were upset with price increases, and analysts considered the company a takeover target.
Hasso Plattner, the co-founder and chairman of SAP AG, the world’s largest maker of business management software, said that he would donate all of the assets in his foundation to Bill Gates’s Giving Pledge.
Hasso Plattner, the co-founder and chairman of SAP AG, the world’s largest maker of business management software, said in an e-mailed statement yesterday that he would donate all of the assets in his foundation to Bill Gates’s Giving Pledge.
The first billionaires from outside the U.S. today announced they would donate at least half of their wealth to philanthropy, joining the Giving Pledge initiative started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
SAP AG unveiled the most significant overhaul to its mainstay enterprise software in two decades, in a move to cement its dominance in that market while springing an attack on Oracle Corp.’s database business.