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Decade to Remember: Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Other Best Performers

This year was pretty good for one of the most famous world’s billionaires. However, the whole decade seems to finish even better. Take Warren Buffett for example. He is ending the year with a net worth of approximately $89 billion, up around $42 billion since 2010 and making him the seventh-biggest billionaire gainer of the past 10 years. Let it also be known that the Oracle of Omaha never sold any Berkshire Hathaway, and about 98% of his fortune is made up only of the company’s shares.But,...

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Google Acquires Game Developer Typhoon Studios to Boost Its Stadia Platform

Tech giant Google seems to be putting a special focus on boosting its Stadia games and entertainment platform. On Thursday, December 19, Google announced acquiring the Montreal-based game development platform Typhoon Studios.Typhoon is a very young platform that started just three years back. The Studio has scheduled its first and upcoming release dubbed “Journey to the Savage Planet” in January 2020. Besides, the title shall be available on multiple platforms. Also, it is very much likely...

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Adyen’s Deal with McDonald’s to Improve Fast-Food Giant’s Payments

Adyen, an outstanding payment company that allows businesses to accept e-commerce, mobile, and point-of-sale payments, has partnered with the global fast-food chain McDonald’s. Within Adyen’s deal with McDonald’s, the latter will use the Adyen platform to receive and process payments made in McDonald’s mobile app.As Bloomberg has reported, in the future, this option will be available globally. The UK will be the first country with this initiative implemented in the first quarter of...

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Alchemy Is Going to Become the Microsoft for Blockchain

While it may sound like a marketing gimmick or a play on words, two founders behind blockchain startup Alchemy believe that their two-year-old startup might become the “Microsoft” of blockchain technology. In a series of serendipitous events, the founders Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau (who are both Stanford graduates) have been able to raise about $15 million from several investors that include billionaire Charles Schwab, Reid Hoffman who is LinkedIn’s co-founder, Stanford University and...

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Bill Gates and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Both Read a Lot of Books

Bill Gates, one of the world’s most popular people and Microsoft co-founder, has something in common with the company’s CEO Satya Nadella. Can you guess what it is (if not to take the company that unites them)? It has appeared that they both like books.Bll Gates is known to be one of the world’s richest man especially. Though now this status belongs to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Gates had managed to take over Jeff Bezos some weeks earlier. But his popularity isn’t all about his money. If it...

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Intel Invests $2 Billion to Acquire AI Chip Startup Habana Labs

On December 16, Intel announced that it had acquired Habana Labs in a clear indication that it aims to venture deep into the AI chip market. Habana is an Israel-based developer of programmable AI and machine learning accelerators that are used for cloud datacenters. Analysts estimate that this deal is worth about $2 billion.Intel further stated that it will enhance its AI strategy as Habana starts sampling its proprietary silicon to customers. Last November, Habana raised $75 million in...

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Bill Gates Couldn’t Stop Reading This Book and Now Recommends It to Everybody

Bill Gates is known as the co-founder of Microsoft and one of the richest people in the world. But he doesn’t have a reputation of the genius/billionaire who reads a lot of fiction (though he admits that loves reading). The book that has greatly impressed him is called “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion, and Bill absolutely loves it. He says that it has it all – it makes readers laugh, cry, think, and the main character is so vivid that, in Gates’s thoughts, anyone can relate to. He...

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Microsoft Announces Fastest Xbox Series X to Be Released by Holiday 2020

Microsoft has officially revealed a few details about the new next-generation Xbox model, the Xbox Series X. During the recent Game Awards, the company officially announced the name and the design for the console, with some information but not as much as gamers and analysts would have preferred.From pictures, gamers should expect the Xbox Series X design to look next to nothing like previous Xbox consoles. Regardless, Phil Spencer, the current executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft...

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Dow Jones Jumps after U.S.-China Trade Deal Updates

The Dow Jones started jumping on Friday after the United States President Donald Trump signed off on the phase one trade deal with China presented to him by trade negotiators during a Thursday meeting at the White House.The agreement includes the delay of extra tariffs that would have been imposed on December 15 and reducing tariffs on $360 billion worth of Chinese imports by half. However, even though it is said that one of the main terms is for China to pledge to purchase large amounts of...

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Saudi Aramco Reaches Prince’s $2 Trillion Valuation Target in the Second Day of Trading

Saudi oil giant Aramco has achieved the target valuation goal of $2 trillion in the second day of trading. Sources indicate that shares reached Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s target briefly humped by 10% to 38.7 riyals but it returned to previous levels of 37 riyals as the market opened. Pundits had long since been skeptical about the feasibility of the Saudi Aramco IPO before now. Sources further indicate that about 1.5% of the total value of the state-owned oil giant was listed earlier...

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