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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 | PA Disney, Apple and Amazon have all submitted bids to become the new broadcast rights owner of the National Football …

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BMW opens third EV plant in China as it ramps up challenge to Tesla

German automaker BMW is ramping up production of electric vehicles in China as it looks to catch up with leaders Tesla and domestic rivals like BYD. The new plant in Shenyang is BMW’s third in China and brings its annual production capacity in the country to 830,000 cars. Anadolu Agency | Getty Images BMW has …

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Sam Bankman-Fried rescues crypto lenders BlockFi, Voyager

With no central bank willing to come to the rescue, beleaguered crypto companies are turning to their peers for help. Billionaire crypto exchange boss Sam Bankman-Fried has signed deals to bail out two firms in as many weeks: BlockFi, a quasi-bank, and Voyager Digital, a digital asset brokerage. FTX, Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange, agreed Tuesday to …

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Amazon loses two Black execs: Alicia Boler-Davis, David Bozeman

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images Amazon is losing two top executives who lead warehouses and transportation. Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president of global customer fulfillment and a member of the company’s leadership team, and David Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services, are departing the company, according to people familiar with the matter. Both were among …

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Mark Zuckerberg shows early metaverse headsets Mirror Lake, Holocake

The company formerly known as Facebook is going to spend $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 towards that goal by revealing many of the …

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Toy Caves Is A Free Six-Color Game That Will Take Over Your Day

screenshot: Ismael Rodriguez / Kotaku There’s a reason you subscribe to some developers’ Itch.io feeds. Ismael Rodriguez is an excellent examplewho released the wonderful Below The Ocean last year. Into my emails pinged an update for a new, free games, Toy Caversand I’m just so pleased it did. Created for the ongoing Itch game jam, …

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Jokowi lays out his pitch for why Elon Musk should invest in Indonesia

Elon Musk, here seen at an event in New York in early-May, is being aggressively courted to produce his electric vehicles “end to end” in resource-rich Indonesia. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images President Joko Widodo denied that Indonesia has turned protectionist during his tenure, saying the gates remain open to all players — …

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What is staked ether (stETH) and why is it causing havoc in crypto?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market value. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto via Getty Images Another controversial cryptocurrency is causing havoc in the digital asset market — and this time, it’s not a stablecoin. Staked ether, or stETH, is a token that’s supposed to be worth the same as ether. But for …

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