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The videogame developer said it had 2.7 billion friend connections across "Fortnite", "Rocket League" and the Epic Games Store. The company had disclosed last year that "Fortnite" had 350 million registered users as of June 2020. Epic Games said it was also launching free voice chat and anti-cheat tools that developers can add to their games.
(Reuters) -The U.S. central bank may be in a position to start reducing its extraordinary support of the U.S. economy by late this year or early next year, according to San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly. "I am bullish on the recovery," Daly told reporters on Tuesday after a talk on climate change risks at the Peterson Institute. "Substantial further progress" towards full employment and the Fed's 2% inflation goal - the threshold the Fed set last December for reducing its $120 billion in monthly asset purchases - is "within our line of sight - I think it's possible we could even get there some time late this year, early next year."
In the second straight month of double-digit growth in borrowings, more companies lined up for new loans, leases and lines of credit compared with last year, but borrowings in May fell 17% from the previous month. "With COVID-related payment modifications resolved for the most part, ELFA members report their portfolios performing well." Washington-based ELFA, which reports economic activity for the nearly $1-trillion equipment finance sector, said credit approvals rose to 77.4% in May from 76.3% in April.
New legislation and regulatory changes in Egypt are set to unleash a surge in new fintech investments and change the way the country's largely unbanked citizens do business, industry players say. Fintech innovation in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country, has trailed other emerging market powerhouses such as China, India, Kenya and Indonesia, a situation the industry hopes the new legal environment will change. One innovator is MNT NV, a microfinance lending and payments company with more than a million active customers and a 21.7% market share.
In Twitter's latest appeal to one-up competitors, from Clubhouse to Patreon, the company announced today that it will begin rolling out applications for Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces. Twitter first teased the Super Follow feature during an Analyst Day event in February. Super Follows allow creators on Twitter to generate monthly revenue by offering paywalled content to followers who subscribe to them for $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 per month.
UPDATED: Alamo Records, the label imprint run by industry veteran Todd Moscowitz, is leaving its joint venture partnership at Universal Music Group for Sony Music Entertainment. SME today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Alamo, which is home to such acts as Rod Wave, Blackbear and Lil Durk. Moscowitz, a former top […]
To even have a chance at closing the cybersecurity skills gap, we need people with a variety of different abilities and thought processes. Neurodiversity can mean different things to different people. In a nutshell, neurodiversity recognizes that brain differences are just that: differences.
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One of the victims was found Monday night outside an elementary school, police said.
Amazon's purchase of MGM must pass the scrutiny of the FTC, newly chaired by prominent Amazon critic Lina Khan, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The proposed acquisition was announced last month, and the addition of MGM's 4,000 films and 17,000 shows to the Amazon library would be a potent shot in the arm for Prime Video, which like the Amazon storefront itself is meant to be its customers' default go-to for on-demand media. As rights change hands and companies shift tactics, the landscape of streaming is ever-changing; while Netflix has focused on original content (and Amazon is not far behind) and Disney has its own stable of standbys, others have begun snapping up the disparate collections of shows and movies that make up the streaming industry's lucrative long tail.
Oil prices lately are topping $70 a barrel, up about 50% on the year, which isn't a huge surprise given the past gains for commodities, stocks and other financial assets when the cost of living climbs.
- Yahoo Sports
Gordon has worked for Fox ever since he retired from the Cup Series. Now he'll be the No. 2 man at Hendrick behind Rick Hendrick.
- The Daily Beast
Screenshot/YouTubeA massive country music festival in Kentucky this past weekend started off on rocky footing: Police found meth, marijuana, and an open bottle of alcohol in the first vehicle they stopped at a traffic checkpoint. One of the people in the car had two active warrants out for their arrest.“We were like, ‘Well, this doesn’t bode well for the weekend,’” Edmonson County Sheriff Shane Doyle told the Lexington Herald-Leader.By the end of the five-day bash, dubbed the “Redneck Rave,” one
The Suns took advantage of a little-known rule their star center wasn't even aware of to execute the game-winning 'Valley Oop'
Deandre Ayton's game-winning dunk would be an offensive goaltend on any other play, but not off an inbounds play.
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'It's a whole different face': Kylie Jenner fans react after viral TikTok compares old photos of the star
"She's literally not the same person."
Prince William and Kate Middleton reportedly refused to speak to Prince Harry after Prince Philip's funeral in case the conversation was leaked
The couple thought Meghan Markle might leak their conversation to Oprah Winfrey, the royal historian Robert Lacey said in an updated book.
- Business Insider
Trump's obsessive rants about the 2020 election have driven away his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, report says
Ivanka and Kushner have conspicuously stepped back from Trump's inner circle partly over Trump's fixation on the past, CNN reports.
This video will live rent-free in my mind henceforth.
- Kansas City Star
Chances are, you’ve never seen something like this at soccer game.
- Warriors Wire
At the 2021 NBA draft lottery, the Golden State Warriors officially landed the No. 7 and No. 14 overall picks on the draft board.
On July 1 — what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday — a new statue of the late princess will be revealed at Kensington Palace, with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry there to honor the moment together despite their ongoing rift, widened by Harry’s confessions about the royal family on his TV […]