Apophis asteroid, nicknamed ‘God of Chaos,’ is speeding up

An asteroid that has been nicknamed after the Egyptian God of Chaos is speeding up, scientists recently revealed. Scientifically known as 99942 Apophis, the massive, 1,120-foot-wide space rock will fly within 23,441 miles above Earth’s surface on April 13, 2029, as well as in 2036. However, it’s the space rock’s flyby in 2068 that may …

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Gamers claim their brand new Xboxes are belching plumes of smoke

Maybe Microsoft should have called it the Tinderbox instead. A day after the release of the tech giant’s long-anticipated Xbox Series X, irked gamers are posting videos of their new, $500 video-game consoles belching plumes of smoke. Twitter is quickly filling with clips of users who all claim to be running into the same problem, …

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Kevin Mayer joins Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries

Kevin Mayer — who just finished a short-lived stint as TikTok’s chief executive and was once seen as a contender for the top job at Disney — has joined billionaire Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries. Access said Monday that Mayer will become a senior advisor to the Ukrainian-born tycoon’s investment firm, focusing on its media-related businesses …

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Bitcoin rallies past $15,000 for first time since January 2018

Bitcoin’s month long rally is showing no sign of letting up, with the price of the digital token topping $15,000 for the first time since January 2018. The cryptocurrency saw its value increase 9 percent Thursday, and is up more than $1,700 since the eve of the presidential election on Monday. The value of one bitcoin …

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Facebook limits election posts amid misinformation surge

Facebook is reportedly imposing new restrictions on election-related content amid a surge in misinformation on the platform as officials continued to count votes. The social network took steps Thursday to demote misleading election posts and slow the spread of content after seeing “more reports of inaccurate claims” after Election Day, according to multiple reports. “While …

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Jeff Bezos sells another $3 billion in Amazon stock

Jeff Bezos sold another $3 billion worth of Amazon stock this week as his e-commerce empire’s share price continued to soar. The tech tycoon dumped 1 million Amazon shares over seven trades on Monday and Tuesday in his third batch of stock sales so far this year, Securities and Exchange Commission records show. The pre-planned …

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Uber, Lyft stock soars after California Proposition 22 passes

Uber and Lyft’s stock prices soared Wednesday after California voters allowed the ride-hailing giants to continue treating their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. Uber shares surged 11.5 percent in premarket trading while Lyft’s spiked about 14.8 percent as of 7:54 a.m. after the passage of Proposition 22, which exempts ride-hail drivers from a …

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Big Tech has overwhelmingly thrown its support behind Joe Biden

Joe Biden has seen major support from one constituency in particular in the lead-up to the 2020 election: Big Tech. Some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley have lent their voices — and bank accounts — to the Democratic candidate, CNBC reports, with almost none of them throwing their financial support behind Donald Trump. …

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