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PlayStation’s Shawn Layden says PSVR will see dramatic change in 10 years
PlayStation’s Shawn Layden has us hopeful that PSVR 2 will happen. And maybe even PSVR 3 and 4, for that matter.
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VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
In Amazon Fight, Progressives Showed What They Want: A New Economic Agenda
The clash has consequences beyond New York, going to the heart of a national debate likely to dominate the 2020 election: What is the best way to spread prosperity?
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The New York Times
For Some 2020 Democrats, Rejection of Amazon Aligns With Far-Left Policy Views
Candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were quick to praise New Yorkers who rebelled at the idea of giving tax breaks to a huge corporation.
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The New York Times
Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok's Calvey until April
A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13.
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REUTERS
Jensen Huang interview: Why Nvidia believes 2019 will be a big year for laptop gaming
Jensen Huang is optimistic that 2019 will be a great year for gaming laptops, thanks to the launch of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards.
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VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Why Your Next Startup Should Focus on Healthcare
Breakdowns exist in the healthcare system, specifically in the efficiency and accuracy of patient care. But that provides enterprising entrepreneurs with opportunities to fill those gaps through tech.
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Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.
Learn How to Practice Mindfulness at Work for Less Than $40
Make the ancient, stress-relieving discipline more accessible by signing up for MindFi.
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Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.
Breaking Through on the PGA Tour After 187 Tries
PGA Tour player Ken Duke shares how he overcame severe scoliosis to become a professional golfer.
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Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.
Baring Vostok's Calvey tells Russian court he will cooperate with investigation
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, told a Russian court on Saturday he would cooperate with an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and comply with terms if put under house arrest.
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REUTERS
Russian court orders Baring Vostok's Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13
A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13.
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REUTERS
Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.
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REUTERS
Audica is Harmonix’s new VR music shooter
Harmonix announced a brand new VR rhythm game on Twitter today called Audica.
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VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Taxed out: Here’s why your refund may be smaller or nonexistent in 2019
Most U.S. taxpayers owe less to the IRS this year under the new tax law, but the average refund is also smaller. Most Americans have a smaller total federal income tax bill for 2018 than they did in previous years, thanks to the tax law passed by Congress in 2017. But thanks to changing instructions from the IRS on how to withhold tax, many people will see smaller refunds or may even owe money when they file their tax returns.Read Full Story
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Fast Company | The Future Of Business
The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire
AP Gary Martin, the gunman involved in a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire on colleagues. Five people were killed and five police officers were injured in the incident on Friday at the Henry Pratt Company industrial warehouse. Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman suggested it had the hallmarks of a "classic workplace shooting." The gunman at the centre of a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, was about to lose his job before he opened fire on his colleagues. Five people were killed and five police officers were injured in the incident on Friday at the Henry Pratt Company industrial warehouse, while the shooter Gary Martin was also killed by law enforcement.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:California rapper fatally shot by 6 police officers after they say he 'quickly reached' for gun in Taco Bell drive-thruMan who killed 2 women in a Florida yoga studio was motivated by a 'lifetime of misogynistic attitudes'FBI agents say they killed a California man on the 10 Most Wanted list
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Business Insider
HNA cuts stake in Deutsche Bank to 6.3 percent: SEC filing
Chinese conglomerate HNA has cut its stake in Deutsche Bank to 6.3 percent, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
REUTERS
Here's why Conservative MPs now believe Theresa May's Brexit deal will pass
Getty Growing numbers of Tory MPs think May's deal will be passed in something similar to its current form. They calculate that no-deal will be taken off the table before March, leaving MPs with a choice between backing the prime minister's deal and extending Article 50. The backlash from constituents against any attempts to delay Brexit would be significant. One MP told Business Insider: "We are very close to a situation where Brexit could collapse." LONDON — When Theresa May's Brexit deal was defeated by a record margin of 230 House of Commons votes in January, some commentators predicted that it little to no chance of ever getting through the UK parliament. However, there is a growing belief among Conservative MPs that the prime minister's deal — probably with a few tweaks granted by the European Union — will eventually pass before the end of March.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch President Trump announce deal to end the government shutdown for 3 weeksSee Also:The UK government has set up a 'spectacularly badly run lottery' which could bar most British lorries from Europe under a no-deal BrexitTheresa May accused of running down the clock as she offers more Brexit talks with CorbynBritain has entered 'the emergency zone' with the chances of a no-deal Brexit rising, says CBISEE ALSO: Shadow minister warns Jeremy Corbyn that Labour will be 'destroyed' if it backs May's Brexit deal
Business Insider
China is closing its Everest base camp to tourists after more than 300 tonnes of trash was removed from the mountain last year
China is closing its Mount Everest base camp to tourists in a bid to tackle the trash collecting on the mountain, state media reported. The camp and the mountain will still be open to people with climbing permits, but China limited the permits to just 300 a year. Many more people visit the site as tourists — with over 40,000 people visiting the site in 2015. The move comes amid fears the world's highest peak is turning into a trash heap: 300 tonnes of trash was removed by Tibetan authorities in 2018. China has closed its side of Mount Everest's base camp, a site visited by tens of thousands of people each year, to tourists as trash piles up on the mountain, according to state media. People with climbing permits will still be allowed to visit the site, state outlet Xinhua reported. But Chinese authorities announced in January that they would only issue 300 permits a year in a bid to deal with escalating piles of trash on the mountain.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Bud Light's 'Dilly Dilly' just made a comeback at the Super Bowl with a weird crossover ad with Game of Thrones — here's what the phrase meansSee Also:Man who survived a mountain lion attack by choking the animal to death said he let out a ‘barbarian yell’ and jammed his foot into its neck52 polar bears have invaded a town on a remote Russian island after the ice caps where they live started to meltLeaving social media, cleaning beaches, and dyed hair: Parkland survivors find personal ways to honor former classmates one year after shooting
Business Insider
Can architecture help you live forever?
Seven figures buy you eternal life (or the epitome of New Age pseudoscience) in East Hampton, New York. Can architecture be conducive to eternal life? The Egyptians certainly believed so–but only in the other world. Avant-garde artists Madeline Gins and Arakawa claimed that their Bioscleave House could stop or reverse the aging process. That four-bedroom house, in East Hampton, New York, is now for sale.Read Full Story
Fast Company | The Future Of Business
A short trip to India showed me just how badly Apple is screwing up in the world's biggest democracy
Reuters Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn't have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly advertises the "cheaper" iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is still too expensive for most Indians, and iPhones overall cost more to buy in India than in other countries. CEO Tim Cook seems to be trying to replicate Apple's Chinese strategy in India, which has a completely different economic landscape. Apple seems unwilling to offer a range of phones at different prices to appeal to a wider audience, and it's lost the world's second-biggest market as a result. Apple is going very wrong in India. In the UK, the iPhone has around 50% market share and Apple is a household name in the West. Not so in India, where Apple has a market share of less than 3%, beaten out by Chinese brands few in the UK have heard of.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple forever changed the biggest tech event of the year by not showing upSee Also:Apple may release red versions of the iPhone XS and XS Max as early as this monthHow to charge an Apple Watch, and how long it takes to fully chargeApple CEO Tim Cook promises to investigate the Saudi app branded 'abhorrent' for allowing men to track womenSEE ALSO: Here's one Chinese company's crazy answer to the ugly iPhone notch
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U.S. Airlines to Offer New Gender Options for Non-Binary Passengers
American, Delta and United are among the carriers planning to allow passengers to choose something other than ‘male’ or ‘female’ when buying their tickets.
The New York Times
Will there be a market for the coming explosion of electric cars?
EVs will become as cheap to own as gas-powered vehicles in 2022, even with no tax breaks or subsidies. But can we count on car buyers make the rational choice? Electric vehicles still make up only a tiny fraction of total car sales. But in 2017, the industry reached a new milestone, selling more than 1 million cars. In 2018, sales may have more than doubled. By 2022, according to a recent report from Deloitte, electric cars will reach a tipping point: owning an electric vehicle will be as cheap as owning one that runs on fossil fuels, and sales will grow much more quickly.Read Full Story
Fast Company | The Future Of Business
Uber's business slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter as it gears up for an IPO
Getty Uber's loss dropped to $370 million last year from $4.5 billion in 2017, the company reported Friday. But its bottom line was boosted by the sale of two of businesses. And its growth rate slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter; sales grew just 2% from the third quarter and only 25% from the holiday period of 2017. Uber dramatically narrowed it loss last year, thanks to the sale of its businesses in Russia and Southeast Asia, the company reported Friday. But its business slowed dramatically in the fourth quarter, and without the asset sales, it would have posted a loss of more than $1 billion.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to use Apple's time-saving app that will make your life easierSee Also:IT'S OFFICIAL: Trump declares national emergency to build his border wallThe $446 million Airbus A380 superjumbo is the largest and most expensive airliner in the world. Take a look inside.The best and worst countries to be a teacher, based on salarySEE ALSO: When Amazon threw in the towel on the New York City HQ2, it showed the rest of the world how to beat Silicon Valley
Business Insider
Amazon leads $700 million investment into electric pickup truck startup Rivian
Amazon.com will lead a $700 million investment in electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive, in the e-commerce giant’s biggest bet in automotive.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
U.S. Private Equity Investor Detained in Moscow on Fraud Charges
Michael Calvey, founder of one of the biggest and oldest investment firms in Russia, was detained on Friday along with five other.
The New York Times
We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why
Work-life balance makes us set our sights too low, according to this sociologist. Recently, I received a question from a contact on LinkedIn. She asked me whether I thought work-life balance was dead. My answer: I hope so!Read Full Story
Fast Company | The Future Of Business
Chicago police release the 2 men questioned in the Jussie Smollett case
Gary Gershoff/WireImage via Getty Images Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and "This is MAGA country!" beat him and looped a rope around his neck early on Jan. 29 before running away. Police earlier this week said there was "no evidence to say that this is a hoax" and that Smollett "continues to be treated by police as a victim, not a suspect." CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Roger Stone explains what Trump has in common with Richard NixonSee Also:Police, Fox Entertainment push back on media report that Jussie Smollett attack was staged2 brothers were taken into custody as suspects in connection to the reported racist, homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett5 years after her boyfriend killed himself after she sent him a barrage of texts urging him to do so, Michelle Carter has begun her 15-month jail sentence
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Here's what we know about Gary Martin, suspected of killing 5 civilians and injuring 5 police officers in Aurora
CBS Chicago/LinkedIn The suspected gunman from the shooting at an manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee. Five employees were killed and five police officers were injured in the shooting. Martin was killed during the incident. Here's what we know about Gary Martin. The suspected gunman from the shooting at an manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee of the Henry Pratt Company. Five employees were killed and five police officers were injured in the shooting. Martin was killed during the incident. "Mueller Water Products is shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred today at our Henry Pratt facility," the company said in a tweet on Friday. "Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, the first responders, the Aurora community and the entire Mueller family during this extremely difficult time," the statement continued. Police officers received an active-shooter alert Friday afternoon around 1:24 p.m. local time and arrived on the scene within four minutes. All five police officers received "non life-threatening" injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Two of officers were later air-lifted to Chicago-area trauma centers. A sixth officer was being treated with a knee injury. "Thank you for your selfless act," Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman said in a message to the law enforcement and first-responder community during a press conference. "Thank you for running towards gunfire and putting your lives in danger to protect those inside the business." Here's what we know about Gary Martin:Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman said they believe Martin was being let go from the company on Friday. Martin worked at the company for 15 years. Matt Marton/AP Source: Aurora Police Department A woman who identified herself as Martin's mother said he was "way too stressed out." Matt Marton/AP Source: The Chicago Sun-Times In 1994, Martin was convicted of stabbing a woman in Mississippi, according to court records. Six year later, he was found to have illegally modified his car speakers and received a notice for "squealing or screeching tires." Matt Marton/AP Source: The Chicago Sun-Times See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:11 inspiring quotes by Bill McRaven, the Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw the bin Laden raid25 photos show what Iran looked like before the 1979 revolution turned the nation into an Islamic republicAmerica's deadliest sharpshooters reveal how they disappear in plain sight
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Payless ShoeSource to start liquidation sales at stores
U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc said on Friday it would begin going-out-of-business sales at its U.S. and Puerto Rico stores on Feb. 17 and wind down its e-commerce operations.
REUTERS
Big U.S. exchanges to sue SEC over 'overreaching' fee experiment
The three largest U.S. stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders.
REUTERS
Starboard gauges Bristol-Myers shareholder support for Celgene deal
Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has asked a proxy solicitor to probe the level of support among Bristol-Myers Squibb Co shareholders for the U.S. drug maker's $74 billion deal to buy Celgene Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
REUTERS