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EA Was Deep In Merger Talks With NBCUniversal

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) The video game market is consolidating like never before, and Electronic Arts is scrambling like everyone else. The Battlefield and FIFA maker recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and other companies, according to a new report by Puck. While a deal …

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EU plans renewables expansion, says coal needed a little while longer

A wind turbine and coal in Lower Saxony, Germany. The EU’s desire to wean itself off Russian hydrocarbons means it will need to find fossil fuels from other parts of the world to plug supply gaps. Mia Bucher | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The European Commission has out details of a plan to ramp …

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NPR’s strict masking policy encourages coworkers to tattle on violators

National Public Radio is encouraging staffers to squeal on each other if they do not comply with the company’s Draconian mask-wearing policy in the office. According to a strongly-worded memo sent out Thursday, NPR employees are not only required to wear masks in the office, but if they see someone who isn’t complying with the …

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Oceans reached record heat, acidity in 2021: UN report

A diver inspects transplanted coral near Dibba Port in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020. Christopher Pike | Reuters Oceans reached their hottest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday, marking a major consequence of climate change from human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The findings were part of …

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Apple gave mixed-reality headset demo to board of directors: report

Apple’s board of directors previewed its mixed-reality headset last week, according to Bloomberg, suggesting that Apple’s next major new product category could launch soon. For Apple, the launch of a exciting new product category could open up new markets and potentially re-create the world-changing 2007 introduction of the iPhone. But if its headset is poorly …

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Alex Rodriguez invests in MMA company PFL at $500 million valuation

Alex Rodriguez at eMerge Americas conference in Miami on June 13, 2017. David A. Grogan | CNBC Alex Rodriguez is betting on the growth of mixed martial arts. The former MLB star is now a partial owner of the Professional Fighters League after he contributed to a $30 million funding round, the company said Thursday. …

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Apple engineer who quit over return-to-office policy joins Google

An ex-Apple executive who quit over the company’s strict return-to-office policy is joining Google just weeks later, according to a report. Ian Goodfellow — who worked as Apple’s director of machine learning until he resigned in early May — is joining Google’s DeepMind division as a contributor, Bloomberg reported. DeepMind uses artificial intelligence and machine …

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CNN anchor Chris Wallace’s new gig revealed after CNN+ collapse

CNN’s Chris Wallace has reportedly landed a new gig at the left-leaning network — weeks after the implosion of the company’s doomed streaming service CNN+ left the Fox News alum uncertain about his future. The veteran news anchor will host a primetime show as part of CNN’s Sunday night lineup beginning this fall, the network …

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Tropical cyclone blacks out 182,000 homes in southern Brazil

Tropical Cyclone Yakecan has hit Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and authorities says about 182,000 homes are without electricity ByThe Associated Press May 18, 2022, 12:01 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SAO PAULO — Tropical Cyclone Yakecan hit Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do …

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