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Star Citizen Site Has Now Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars

Image: Cloud Imperium Star Citizen, a video game that exists as a Forever Promise, was first revealed to the world back in 2012 via a Kickstarter campaign that raised $2.1 million. In the decade since, through the announcements of spin-offs, modules, in-game economies and countless other features and half-baked ideas, the game seems no closer …

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JPMorgan (JPM) fintech deal to acquire Renovite to battle Stripe and Block

The main entrance at JPMorgan’s headquarters in New York City. Erik McGregor | LightRocket | Getty Images JPMorgan Chase has agreed to acquire a payments startup called Renovite to fend off threats from fintech firms including Stripe and Block , CNBC has learned. The bank, a major player in the global payments arena, said that …

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Where Walmart, Amazon, Target are spending billions in slowing economy

A Walmart employee loads up a robotic warehouse tool with an empty cart to be filled with a customer’s online order at a Walmart micro-fulfillment center in Salem, Mass. ten Jan. 8, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images When the economy slows down, the classic response for consumer businesses is to cut …

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These common myths about Ethereum’s ‘Merge’ could trip up investors

The highly anticipated Ethereum merger is right around the corner and even after the many months investors have spent preparing for it, suspense in the market is still building. Excitement around the merge has ballooned, and injected some optimism into the market as cryptocurrencies alongside stocks continue on their rough ride for the year. Ether, …

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Cheaper electric vehicles coming despite rising battery costs

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Even though battery costs are rising, auto companies are rolling out more affordable electric vehicles that should widen their appeal to a larger group of buyers. The latest came Thursday from General Motors, a Chevrolet Equinox small SUV with a starting price somewhere around $30,000 and a range-per-charge of 250 miles …

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Add More Flavor (and Get the Perfect Texture) by Sautéing Your Apples Before Baking Them

photo: Akhanov Michael (Shutterstock) Apples are wonderful when baked, play well with other flavors, and are fairly versatile. Apple cakes, pies, crumbles, and tarts, make for excellent gifts, breakfasts, or snacks…and who can turn down an apple cinnamon anything? The downside is that when raw apples are added to desserts, it can lead to leatheriness …

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Apple event had an unusually dark tone, emphasizing emergency features

When Apple held its annual launch event for the iPhone 13 in 2021, it started with a joyful video featuring jazz dancers celebrating the natural beauty of California (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, of course). The undertone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming in on Apple’s headquarters …

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Biden finalized his plan to rein in Big Tech. Big Tech wasn’t invited.

President Joe Biden’s administration issued a checklist of actions needed to rein in Big Tech on Thursday, after a roundtable “listening session” on issues within the technology industry. But administration officials were not “listening” to the companies that are the targets of many of the desired actions — Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +2.09% GOOG, …

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Apple event this year had an unusually dark undertone

When Apple held its annual launch event for the iPhone 13 in 2021, it started with a joyful video featuring jazz dancers celebrating the natural beauty of California (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, of course). The tone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming in on Apple’s headquarters …

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