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  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Donate 99% of their Facebook shares

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg and Chan announced the birth of their first daughter Max, and in an open letter to Max, they pledged to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, then valued at US$45 billion, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their new organization that will focus on health and education.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

    U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 1, 2015

    On December 1, 2015, Mark and Chan announced they would eventually give 99 percent of their Facebook shares (worth about US$45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.




  • San Bernardino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 2, 2015

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    San Bernardino Attack

    San Bernardino, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 2, 2015

    On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured in an Islamic terrorist attack consisting of a mass shooting and an attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in the city of Redlands, targeted a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and Christmas party of about 80 employees in a rented banquet room. Farook was a U.S.-born citizen of Pakistani descent, who worked as a health department employee. Malik was a Pakistani-born green card holder.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber

    Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation.




  • Worldwide
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber

    Global technology and service alliance

    Worldwide
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber competitors Lyft (United States), Didi Kuaidi (China), Ola Cabs (India), and GrabTaxi (South-East Asia) (all of which have Softbank as an investor) announce a global technology and service alliance.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 7, 2015

    Ellie Goulding

    Grammy Award nomination

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 7, 2015

    On 7 December 2015, "Love Me like You Do" earned Goulding a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.




  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Dec 14, 2015

    Amazon

    Amazon Tower I

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Dec 14, 2015

    Amazon begins moving into their new headquarters campus in the Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle, beginning with the 38-story Amazon Tower I (nicknamed "Doppler" after the codename for Amazon Echo).


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

    Warren Buffett

    Hillary Clinton

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 16, 2015

    On December 16, 2015, Buffett endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.


  • California, United States
    Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

    Elon Musk

    A Breakthrough

    California, United States
    Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

    Musk believed the key to making space travel affordable was to make rockets reusable, though space industry experts believed reusable rockets were impossible or infeasible. On December 22, 2015, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon rocket back at the launch pad, the first time this had been achieved by an orbital rocket.


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