Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently on a multi-week tour across the US – and he’s meeting with everyone from President Donald Trump to Oprah. Starting with Trump, MbS, as he is known, has since gone on to meet other important politicians in Washington, including influential members of Congress and a number of Trump Cabinet officials. But the crown prince isn’t just meeting with politicians. The Independent reported that a leaked copy of his itinerary revealed meetings with journalists, media moguls, academics, and some of the biggest players in the world’s economy. Here are some of the biggest names MbS is meeting during his charm offensive: Donald Trump Trump has now met with MbS multiple times, both in the US and Saudi Arabia. He has emerged as a strong supporter of the young crown prince, as well as his father, King Salman. The president brought several charts with him when he met with MbS at the White … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince is meeting with everyone from Trump and Mattis to The Rock and Oprah on a crazy US tour
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- This past weekend, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia stopped traffic and turned heads on his trip to Seattle. Now, he's in the Bay Area, and apparently staying at the Four Seasons in East Palo Alto to talk with Silicon Valley's biggest hitters.The last remaining guests were checked out of the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto. Some hadn't planned to leave so soon. ABC7 News has learned the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman bought out the entire hotel for the next six nights.Hotel staff told ABC7 News off camera that guests have been relocated to neighboring hotels or other Four Seasons properties.The hotel was given short notice of the royal visit from the U.S. State Department, just last week.Those who work near the hotel have been warned to watch out for motorcades."There's a prince who purchased the hotel for the whole week," said investment banker Anu Deshpande. "I think that's amazing -- over the top -- but amazing." The crown … [Read more...] about Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia buys out Four Seasons in East Palo Alto for visit
caption Marvel’s “Black Panther.” source Disney Marvel’s “Black Panther” will become the first movie to be publicly screened in Saudia Arabia following an end to the country’s 35-year ban on cinema. Variety reported that the film will screen on April 18 at a new AMC-branded theater in Riyadh, the first theater to open since the country lifted its ban in December 2017, as part of a push for social and economic reform. AMC Entertainment reportedly plans to open 40 cinemas in Saudi Arabia in the next five years, and up to 100 theaters in the country by the year 2030. “Black Panther” entered the top 10 of the highest-grossing films of all time at the worldwide box office this week, bolstered by a strong showing from international markets. Marvel’s “Black Panther” will notch another historic milestone this … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther’ will be the first movie publicly shown in Saudi Arabia after a 35-year ban on cinema
In a presentation earlier this year, Ukrainian space company KB Yuzhnoye made a splash by unexpectedly revealing an exotic shuttle-like space vehicle. The presentation shows a bullet-shaped design that looks more like a plane than a traditional rocket—and unlike anything seen from the famous Ukrainian rocket makers before. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Of course, these images could be just a hypothetical picture on a computer screen, but the same presentation also shows active work at Ukrainian test facilities and even some experimental hardware, which was clearly related to the unusual space plane. This mysterious spacecraft is much more than just a simple brainstorming exercise.At the time of writing, there was no official explanation connecting these pieces of the puzzle, but sources told Popular Mechanics the unusual “space plane” is actually a partially reusable satellite launcher being developed at Ukraine’s KB Yuzhnoye and Saudi Arabia is … [Read more...] about Ukraine Is Building a Spaceplane for…Saudi Arabia?
Augmented reality glasses maker Magic Leap has raised $461 million in additional funding from the Public Investment Fund, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign investment arm, and some other new investors. That brings the Plantation, Florida-based company’s fourth round of institutional funding to $963 million, and the total raised to date to $2.3 billion. The funding total is far higher than that of other companies in the fledgling AR business. “The Magic Leap team and I are happy to welcome [Saudi investment] and the other new investors to the Magic Leap family. We look forward to having them join us on our journey to build an amazing future,” said Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz, in a statement. Allen & Company served as an exclusive financial advisor to Magic Leap in connection with the transaction. Magic Leap said in December that the company will ship its first augmented reality glasses in 2018. And it disclosed a couple of weeks ago … [Read more...] about Magic Leap adds $461 million in additional funding led by Saudi Arabia