As Jack Ma and SoftBank part ways, the open and globalized era of tech comes ever closer to an end – TechCrunch

[ad_1] It would be one of the greatest startup investments of all time. Masayoshi Son, riding high in the klieg lights of the 1990s dot-com bubble, invested $20 million dollars into a fledgling Hong Kong-based startup called Alibaba. That $20 million investment into the Chinese ecommerce business would go on to be worth about $120…