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Byron Allen's $10 billion McDonald's discrimination lawsuit is thrown out
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  • 2021-12-01 13:54:15Z

U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles wrote on Tuesday that two companies owned by Allen did not offer enough factual evidence to show that...

21 Items That Are Always Cheaper at Costco
21 Items That Are Always Cheaper at Costco
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  • 2021-11-30 20:00:02Z

Costco is known as a low-price leader, but as the big-box and warehouse store landscape becomes more and more competitive, it's getting harder to find...

Will the Housing Market Finally Crash in 2022?
Will the Housing Market Finally Crash in 2022?
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  • 2021-11-30 01:56:10Z

Home prices rose by nearly 20% over the last year, an astonishing rate of growth that was faster and more intense than even the run-up to the housing crash...

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller drops to $50 for Cyber Monday
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller drops to $50 for Cyber Monday
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  • 2021-11-29 16:00:14Z

Amazon's Cyber Monday sales knock $20 off Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller, bringing it down to $50.

Kevin Hart on goal to become a billionaire by 45: "It
Kevin Hart on goal to become a billionaire by 45: "It's not about the money"

Comedian, actor and businessman Kevin Hart made his dramatic series debut in the Netflix limited series thriller "True Story." He sat down with "CBS Mornings...

The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday
The best TV deals we could find for Black Friday
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  • 2021-11-24 16:00:21Z

Here's a list of the best TV deals for Black Friday 2021, as chosen by Engadget editors.

Pilot calls sister-in-law 5 minutes before crash outside her Wisconsin home, NTSB says
Pilot calls sister-in-law 5 minutes before crash outside her Wisconsin home, NTSB says

He was flying in a loop over her house when something went fatally wrong, investigators said.

Alan Carr assures William he is
Alan Carr assures William he is 'not hitting on' Duchess of Cambridge at Royal Variety Performance

Comedian Alan Carr told the Duke of Cambridge he was "not hitting on his wife" after complimenting Kate at the Royal Variety Performance.

Streamlabs drops
Streamlabs drops 'OBS' from its app name after plagiarism complaints
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  • 2021-11-17 21:58:52Z

Following accusations of plagiarism and copycat naming schemes, Streamlabs has announced that it's removing "OBS" from the name of its popular livestreaming app.

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LA's iconic Staples Center will become the Crypto.com Arena
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  • 2021-11-17 15:56:00Z

Los Angeles' Staples Center is becoming the Crypto.com Arena on Christmas Day - cryptocurrency will be part of the local landscape for a while.

Satellite space debris forces ISS astronauts to seek shelter aboard docked capsules
Satellite space debris forces ISS astronauts to seek shelter aboard docked capsules
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  • 2021-11-15 21:57:45Z

On Monday, astronauts on the International Space Station had to seek safety aboard their transport craft when the station passed uncomfortably close to a field of orbital debris

As much as American players want wins, they crave respect
As much as American players want wins, they crave respect

As much as American soccer players want wins, they crave respect. During a climb from soccer obscurity that began four decades ago, the U.S. has achieved...

UK PM urges France to
UK PM urges France to 'close off door' to stem record migrant crossings

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges the French authorities to 'close off the door' to stem the arrival of migrants from France to UK shores. According...

Appeals court temporarily blocks release of Trump White House records on January 6
Appeals court temporarily blocks release of Trump White House records on January 6

A federal appeals court has granted former President Donald Trump's request for an injunction, temporarily blocking the release of his White House records to...

Twitch now allows recurring subscriptions on iOS
Twitch now allows recurring subscriptions on iOS
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  • 2021-11-11 21:59:38Z

It's a change the company says it's making based on user feedback.

'I Often Wonder How She Puts Up with You Two': Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's 'Fitting' Photo Gets Derailed When Fans Focus on Their Daughter Kaavia James

Gabrielle Union's latest glam post with her husband Dwyane Wade and daughter Kaavia James Wade got sidetracked after fans zoomed in on the toddler's...


Kenya's Pariti raises $2.85M led by Harlem Capital to develop startup ecosystems in emerging markets
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  • 2021-12-06 06:25:36

Pariti, the Kenya-based community-led marketplace building the digital infrastructure for startup ecosystems in emerging markets, has raised $2.85 million seed, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. The round was led by U.S.-based Harlem Capital. In Africa, it’s the first deal of the diversity…

MarketForce partners with Cellulant to expand in five new markets across Africa as it races to cover continent
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  • 2021-12-06 05:30:11

MarketForce, a Kenyan B2B retail and financial services distribution startup, has expanded into five additional markets across Africa to grow RejaReja — its retailer ‘super app’ that makes it possible for informal merchants to order and pay for inventory digitally, accept payments for utility…

Stacked raises $35M to bring passive investing tools to retail crypto traders
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  • 2021-12-06 05:01:06

Stacked, a web-based platform that provides passive investment tools for retail investors interested in crypto, just announced it raised a $35 million Series A co-led by Alameda Research, a crypto trading firm owned by FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Bybit and BitDAO partner Mirana Ventures co-led t…

Duolingo interprets 2021, with TikTok and Squid Game inspiring users to learn new languages
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  • 2021-12-06 05:01:00

The Pittsburgh-based company, which went public in July, says users took inspiration from pop culture events like TikTok videos and streaming shows from other countries to learn Korean, Spanish, French, and more.

Legendary Pokemon - Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum Wiki Guide - IGN
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  • 2021-12-06 04:54:23

This guide covers all Legendary Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. See the list of Legendary Pokemon (and Mythical Pokemon) available in Pokemon

Quantum processor swapped in for a neural network
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  • 2021-12-06 00:53:09

Quantum processor used to model weather based on sparse data.

The Boys Animated Series Diabolical Announced for 2022 - IGN
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  • 2021-12-06 00:35:29

Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios have announced Diabolical, a new eight-episode animated series set in the universe of The Boys that will arrive on Prime Video in 2022.

A humanoid robot makes eerily lifelike facial expressions
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  • 2021-12-05 23:23:02

Engineer Arts, a UK-based company that designs and manufacturers realistic humanoid robots, posted a video showcasing Ameca’s wide range of facial expressions. The robot’s expressions are so lifelike that it’s a little terrifying.

Clearview AI is closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition technology
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  • 2021-12-05 22:10:17

Clearview AI, the company known for its facial recognition technology that fills its database with images it scrapes from the web, is a step closer to obtaining a US patent for its controversial tech. The company has received a “notice of allowance” from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

ESA head says Europe needs to stop facilitating Elon Musk’s ambitions in space
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  • 2021-12-05 20:29:40

Musk's thousands of satellites risk crowding others out of low Earth orbits.

HR tech startup Sense valued at $500 million in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led funding
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  • 2021-12-05 20:21:18

Sense, an HR tech startup that helps some of the world’s largest staffing and recruitment agencies timely find and hire talent, has grown its valuation to $500 million in a new financing round, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The San Francisco-headquartered startup has raised $50…

Sony drops first look teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
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  • 2021-12-05 19:51:18

The writers had so much story to tell, they split the sequel into two installments.

Jack Dorsey dials in on his dream job — bitcoin missionary
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  • 2021-12-05 19:02:16

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we took a break from contextualization for some guides to consumption. This week, we’re looking at what’s happening in the mind of one Jack Dorsey. You can get this in your inbox from the newsletter page, and follow my tweets…

The Verizon app might be collecting your browsing history and more
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  • 2021-12-05 18:47:59

It appears that Verizon automatically enrolled its users in its Custom Experience program, which collects information about the apps you use, websites you visit, and the phone numbers that you call. You can toggle the feature off from your privacy settings within the My Verizon app.

New trailers: Station Eleven, The Matrix Resurrections, The Book of Boba Fett, and more
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  • 2021-12-05 17:45:00

Station Eleven tells the story of life after a pandemic, Neo and Trinity return to the Matrix, Peacemaker gets his own series, Boba Fett gets some post-Tatooine rehab treatments, and the Foo Fighters get possessed.

Torture testing a Porsche Cayenne S on the Rebelle Rally
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  • 2021-12-05 16:47:35

The killer app of any tech is to make your life easier and more comfortable; the GPS in your car helps you find the best route to a restaurant when traffic is backed up, if you have cruise control, you can set a speed on the highway to ensure that you don’t get a ticket. […]

Fortnite Chapter 3’s new map includes new locations and weather effects
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  • 2021-12-05 16:01:22

Fortnite Chapter 3’s new map introduces a brand new island with weather effects, new weapons, and the Daily Bugle where Spider-Man does his day job.

Partnerships are key to scaling commitments from Biden’s Summit for Democracy
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  • 2021-12-05 15:06:09

Developing credible local voices, entrepreneurs and innovators who can use emerging technologies to counter the authoritarian threats posed to their countries just may represent the best way to reach our desired outcomes.

How Credit Karma, acquired amid COVID chaos, fared in its first year under Intuit
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  • 2021-12-05 14:00:52

February 24, 2020, is a day Ken Lin will never forget. The Credit Karma CEO was about to announce that the company he founded 13 years earlier was about to be acquired for more than $7 billion.

The movement to hold AI accountable gains more steam
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  • 2021-12-05 13:10:22

First-in-US NYC law requires algorithms used in hiring to be “audited” for bias.

Fortnite: Chapter 3 officially revealed with new island, Spider-Man, and plenty more changes
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  • 2021-12-05 09:57:04

Following a dramatic live event, developer Epic Games has introduced Fortnite: Chapter 3, with its first season called “Flipped,” which includes a brand-new island and the addition of Spider-Man.

Morbius Clip Shows Jared Leto's Dr. Michael Morbius Turning Into His 'Sinister Alter-Ego' - IGN
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  • 2021-12-05 03:42:07

A brand-new clip of Marvel's Morbius shows Jared Leto's Dr. Michael Morbius transforming into his "sinister alter-ego" and it gives fans a glimpse of how terrifying this anti-hero can truly be.

The first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) teases a stunning animated sequel
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  • 2021-12-05 01:16:46

The first trailer for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) has arrived, showing off the sequel to the animated Into the Spider-Verse with not one, but two movies to continue Miles Morales’ multiversal adventure.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) First Teaser Trailer Revealed - IGN
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  • 2021-12-05 01:07:40

The first teaser for Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) has been revealed ahead of its theatrical debut on October 7, 2022.

Google Pixel repairs resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare
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  • 2021-12-05 00:43:29

Jane McGonigal alleges that after she sent her Google Pixel 5a to an official repair facility in Texas, it was taken and hacked. She claims that someone looked through her pictures and tried to find nude images.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Finale Event Ends With World Changing Results and The Rock's Reveal - IGN
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  • 2021-12-05 00:01:58

Fortnite Chapter 2 The End event flips its world upside down and reveals Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as The Foundation, one of Fortnite’s main narrative-based characters.

Animation Writers Rally for Equal Pay - IGN
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  • 2021-12-04 22:34:57

Animation writers are currently in negotiations in an attempt to reach pay parity with their live-action counterparts.

Fortnite Chapter 2 ‘The End’ event: the island flipped over
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  • 2021-12-04 22:03:51

Fortnite’s event to conclude Chapter 2 just ended, and it was a big one. After an all-out war against UFOs, zombies, and the Cube Queen, players were saved in a rescue mission orchestrated by Dwayne Johnson. Then, the island flipped over.

Activision Blizzard won’t play a part at The Game Awards this year
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  • 2021-12-04 22:03:06

Activision Blizzard won’t be a part of The Game Awards this year in light of the harassment and abuse allegations surrounding the company. However, Activision president Rob Kostich still remains on The Game Award’s board of advisors.

Fortnite is down and unplayable as players wait for Chapter 3
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  • 2021-12-04 21:28:50

Epic Games takes Fortnite offline for maintenance after Chapter 2 Season 8 comes to a close. Chapter 3 of Fortnite is imminent, but when it goes live is unclear.

Review: The Lectric XP 2.0 fat-tire folding ebike is a huge bargain
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  • 2021-12-04 20:55:46

While I personally tend to gravitate toward lighter ebikes with stealthy motor systems, these tend to have weaker motors and drive up the price. Sometimes you just want a powerful electric ...

Spotify removes popular comedians’ content over royalties dispute
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  • 2021-12-04 20:30:45

Spotify has removed hundreds of comedians’ works due to a dispute over royalties. Comics, like Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, and John Mulaney all had their content removed after Spotify couldn’t come to an agreement with global rights administration company Spoken Giants.

Leaked Fortnite trailer reveals Spider-Man and a new island for Chapter 3
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  • 2021-12-04 20:05:26

A trailer for Fortnite Chapter 3 has leaked, reportedly from Epic Games’ Polish YouTube channel. Based on the trailer, Chapter 3 is poised to be a significant update, adding a new island, Spider-Man, and more.

Why the founder-friendly era needs a ‘VP of Nothing’
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  • 2021-12-04 19:00:55

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends.

This Week in Apps: Apple and Google's best apps of the year, Amazon Appstore fails, Twitter's new CEO
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  • 2021-12-04 18:45:52

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year a…

The Polestar Precept is a cypher for the EV automaker's future
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  • 2021-12-04 18:38:21

Polestar will spend the next three years executing a lofty electric vehicle launch schedule that will culminate with the Precept concept, a “Rosetta Stone” of sorts that provides a physical representation of the company’s future. Polestar, the former Volvo company that spun out to…

Twitter reportedly suspended accounts by mistake after extremists abused new private media policy
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  • 2021-12-04 18:20:16

Twitter accidentally suspended a number of accounts after far-right extremists attempted to abuse its new private media policy to remove pictures of themselves at hate rallies. The platform said the issue has since been resolved and that it will conduct an internal review of the incident.

Fear, loathing and corporate gifting
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  • 2021-12-04 18:02:48

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

Activision Blizzard “will not be a part” of this year’s Game Awards show
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  • 2021-12-04 17:15:00

Publisher's nominations will stand as Keighley walks back noncommittal position.

New YouTuber Ludwig had his livestream interrupted by a copyright warning
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  • 2021-12-04 16:02:09

Former Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren was under the impression that he was banned from YouTube after playing a brief clip of the children’s song, Baby Shark. However, YouTube didn’t actually suspend Ahgren — he was just given a warning.

Use radical objectivity to create and retain an inclusive workforce
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  • 2021-12-04 15:58:11

James Nash Contributor Share on Twitter James Nash is CEO and founder of inbeta, a tech-enabled talent specialist using data, social listening and human science to help corporations overcome bias. Today, the age of corporate social justice is dawning. With the business case for diversity, equity an…

Is tech hurting American soft power?
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  • 2021-12-04 15:45:07

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is special series editor of the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project and a regular contributor on foreign affairs. He's a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of "More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First." More posts by th…

Buy two Nintendo Switch games and get one free at Best Buy
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  • 2021-12-04 14:00:00

You can still get three Switch games for the price of two at Best Buy. They’re also offering discounts on older versions of the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. You can even grab the 4th gen Echo Dot for its lowest price ever.

Meta’s failed Giphy deal could end Big Tech’s spending spree
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  • 2021-12-04 13:19:15

Not so long ago, Meta’s big-money deal to acquire Giphy would have been waved through.

Founders need to uncouple their own idea from its creator
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  • 2021-12-04 13:00:37

All founders want their companies to thrive without them, but the readiness to act on that awareness continues to be one of the more uncomfortable conversations within today’s market. After all, the glorification of founders (and our constant habit of treating them like rockstars) has some validity…

What will it take to end deforestation by 2030?
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  • 2021-12-04 11:44:15

Here's how nations can put the brakes on deforestation.

Is the UK government's new IoT cybersecurity bill fit for purpose?
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  • 2021-12-04 11:00:28

Security experts find flaws in the U.K. government's bill to secure IoT devices.

Black holes: what we think we know, we don't
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  • 2021-12-04 10:00:44

It took Albert Einstein 10 years to find the equations of general relativity, but German astrophysicist Karl Schwarzschild only needed a few months to solve them. Schwarzschild’s ...

Call of Duty made $3 billion in 2020, so of course Activision Blizzard is laying off QA
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  • 2021-12-04 04:07:57

Raven Software, a company known for its work on Call of Duty: Warzone, is reportedly in the process of telling QA testers if they’ll have a job come January. The workers were reportedly promised raises for months.

At SoftBank, a reported battle over pay with COO Marcelo Claure adds to other bad news
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  • 2021-12-04 03:01:48

Not for the first time, SoftBank is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. Indeed, even while the Japanese conglomerate is known for its extremes — be it bold bets, internal squabbles, soured business relationships, or its ability to repeatedly bounce back from the brink —…

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