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Electronic Arts is still the odd one out in gaming |  CNN Business

Electronic Arts is still the odd one out in gaming | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here, New York CNN Business , All things considered, video game leader Electronic Arts is having a pretty decent year despite inflation concerns, recession fears and other macroeconomic headwinds. Shares of EA (EA) …

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Disney, Apple and Amazon keep waiting as NFL considers Sunday Ticket offers

Disney, Apple and Amazon keep waiting as NFL considers Sunday Ticket offers

DK Metcalf, of the Seattle Seahawks, during a Meet & Greet with DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscribers at the DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Lounge on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami, FL. Peter Barreras | AP Disney, Apple and Amazon have all submitted bids to become the new broadcast rights owner of the National Football …

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Mark Zuckerberg envisions a billion people in the metaverse spending hundreds of dollars each

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a billion people in the metaverse spending hundreds of dollars each

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the metaverse could be a substantial part of the social network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We hope to basically get to around a billion people in the metaverse doing hundreds of dollars of commerce, each buying digital goods, …

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Mark Zuckerberg showed these prototype headsets to build support for his $10 billion metaverse bet

Mark Zuckerberg showed these prototype headsets to build support for his $10 billion metaverse bet

The company formerly known as Facebook said in February that it expects to spend at least $10 billion this year on research and development on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, including computerized glasses or headsets. On Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off how much progress the social media company has made toward that …

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Sanders and Warren Put Apple on Notice With Universal Charger Push

Sanders and Warren Put Apple on Notice With Universal Charger Push

Apple iPhone 12 ProPhoto, Caitlyn McGarry/Gizmodo Apple is in the spotlight again after a group of Senators published a letter on Thursday asking the US Commerce Department to establish a universal charging standard for smartphones. Signed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Sen, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the document urges the Department …

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Gaming's Latest 'AI' Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Gaming’s Latest ‘AI’ Woman Recycles The Usual Sexist Tropes

Image, krafton When I first saw Ana, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds publisher Krafton’s attempt to put a face on its artificial “virtual human” technology, I was disappointed to see that this supposed Web 3.0 innovation was really just another pretty, pale girl. She’s airbrushed, but still tangible. She’s biting her tongue, looking at you. And I fear …

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New and Used GPU Prices Continue to Fall as Crypto Collapses

New and Used GPU Prices Continue to Fall as Crypto Collapses

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 TiImage, Nvidia Bad news for crypto miners is good news for gamers. While GPU prices have steadily fallen over the past few months, the ongoing cryptocurrency crash appears to be expediting the return to MSRP. As Tom’s Hardware reports, GPU prices decreased by around 15% in May following drops of 10% …

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S&P 500 Falls Into Bear-Market Territory as Dow Drops

S&P 500 Falls Into Bear-Market Territory as Dow Drops

Investors’ fears over inflation and the economy’s outlook in the face of rising interest rates tipped the S&P 500 into bear market territory, lifted bond yields and dragged down cryptocurrencies and other riskier holdings. The S&P fell 3.1% in early afternoon trading Monday. If the loss holds to the market’s close, the broad index would …

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Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals due to 'extreme market conditions'

Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals due to ‘extreme market conditions’

Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky. Piaras Mídheach | Sportsfile for Web Summit | Getty Images Celsius, a controversial cryptocurrency lending platform, said Monday it was pausing all withdrawals, causing more pain in the fragile crypto market. Celsius is one of the largest players in the nascent crypto lending space, with more than $8 billion lent out …

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